Ceiba Tree

Ceiba Tree (HM1ZDD)

Location: La Democracia, Belize District
Country: Belize

N 17° 21.15', W 88° 33.199'

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Ceiba TreeCeiba pentandra "Cotton Tree"
This Ceiba tree was planted in 1991The Ceiba tree was the Sacred Tree of the Ancient MayaCotton-like fiber surrounds the seeds of the Ceiba Tree. These fibers are 8 times lighter than Cotton. These same fibers were used to stuff life preserves during World War 2. The root system of the Ceiba Tree is hollow and the tree can topple easily in a strong storm.
Thank you Hurricane Richard and Hurricane Earl for ignoring this beautiful Ceiba Tree!!!
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Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 334955 N 1919218
Decimal Degrees17.35250000, -88.55331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 21.15', W 88° 33.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 21' 9" N, 88° 33' 11.94" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Western Hwy, La Democracia Belize District , BZ
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