About Urban Trees
Now that the dry season has begun, I have been watching some of the trees planted close to our home. It is impressive to see how much some of them have changed throughout the years. Mireya, our neighbor, has a mango tree on her backyard. This tree has branches that go over into our yard. I noticed that, on the first week of January, it had a lot of new leaves, and that it shed all the old leaves in a short time. A large amount of dry leaves fell down, and shiny new leaves replacing them on the tree were seen in a matter of just two or three days.
The same thing happens with the mahogany trees and their renewed foliage and fruit. The fruit of this tree resemble a big cone. “Winged seeds”, as botanists call them, are then released from these cones to be dispersed by the wind during the dry season. For growing a strong tree, it is necessary to select the best seeds. This is a great time for this, since there are definitely enough seeds this month for anybody who wants to plant a mahogany tree.