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Trees of BA: The Paraíso

By bitsandpieces - Monday, January 28, 2013

The Paraíso (Melia azedarach, chinaberry, bead-tree) is one of the most popular trees in Buenos Aires, providing ample shade due to its height (8-15 metres) and width of its canopy… Read more…

Trees of BA: The Ombú

By bitsandpieces - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Phytolacca dioica or ombú is a typical Argentine tree, closely associated with the gauchos of the Pampas, who welcomed its 12 to 15 metres wide umbrella-like shade. Its trunk… Read more…

Trees of BA: The Palo Borracho

By bitsandpieces - Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ceiba speciosa or Palo Borracho (among many names) is noted for its widening trunk where it stores water for times of drought.  

Birds and Trees of BA – A poem

By bitsandpieces - Sunday, July 22, 2012

Birds and Trees of BA   They soar and stand Among the stones Alive and beautiful For all to see.   They change each day And don’t know why Maybe… Read more…

Trees of BA: The Ceibo

By bitsandpieces - Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Erythrina crista-galli (red rooster comb) or ceibo (seibo, bucaré, among other names) is the national tree and flower of Argentina (also of Uruguay). It  has an irregular trunk with… Read more…

Birds and trees of Buenos Aires

By bitsandpieces - Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I have only recently felt attracted to the birds and trees that have always been around me. Like an epiphany, what existed in a general, rough sense, suddenly became alive,… Read more…

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