Best Shade Trees

best shade trees

    shade trees
  • (shade tree) a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight

  • (Shade tree) A tree in a public place, street right-of-way, or special easement, planted to provide canopy that will obscure the sun and heat from the ground.

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In the Shade of the Nispero Tree

In the Shade of the Nispero Tree

When her mother wants her to be part of the high society world in their native Puerto Rico, Teresa attends a private school but loses her best friend.

All Teresa and her best friend and classmate Ana think about is winning the contest for the Junior Queen and Princess of their town in Ponce, Puerto Rico. But Tere's mother has different ideas for her only daughter. She wants her to be part of La Sociedad, "high society," and go to a fancy private school.

At first Tere doesn't want to leave her school friends to follow her mother's dream. She knows her parents can't afford the luxuries the rich girls take for granted. But when Tere gets into trouble and has a fight with Ana, she quickly changes her mind. Now she finds herself caught between two worlds.

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Bombax Ceiba

Bombax Ceiba

From Common Trees by Father Dr. H Santapau

(Family: Borabacaceae)
IN THE botanical literature of India, there is scarcely a tree which has tried the patience of botanists and foresters more often than
the present tree. It has been listed in our floras under the names of Bombax malaharicum, Saltnalia malabarica, Bombax
ceiba, etc. In many parts of India, the tree goes under the name of Simul in English it is called the Cotton Tree or the Silk-
Cotton Tree; occasionally it is also spoken of as The Flame of the Forest, though the latter name usually is reserved for the
Palas tree. The generic name Bombax refers to the cotton obtained from the fruits; the name Salmalia conjures up a world of
tradition and poetry; it has been derived from the Sanskrit Salmali or Shalmali, under which name the tree was known in ancient
India, as the tree under which Pitamaha rested after the creation of the world.
The Silk-Cotton tree is a tall deciduous tree with wide-spreading branches. It often reaches 25 m. in height. The wood is rather
soft; the bark is light in colour, but at least in the young stages is covered with sharp conical prickles, which effectively keep the
tree safe from animals and men. The leaves are large, bright green, rather stiff in texture, divided into 5—7 leaflets, which are
themselves leaf-like and spread like a fan; these leaflets are lance shaped, acute or tapering at both ends with numerous clear
nerves. The leaves remain on the tree for the greater part of the year and this makes Simul one of the best shade trees of the
country; just before flowering time all the leaves fall off, and then there remains but a gaunt, skeleton-like tree, but not for long.
The Silk-Cotton tree sheds its leaves towards the end of January, and comes into flower from February onwards.
The flowers of the common Silk-Cotton tree are bright crimson or red. Occasionally they are yellow or white; the yellow-
flowered tree is credited with miraculous powers, human and divine, in popular belief, and for (his reason, the tree is often
maltreated by devotees trying to obtain some of the spiritual benefits from the use of the bark or wood of the tree. Flowers come
out when the tree is leafless; they appear in very large numbers so that the whole tree is a mass of brilliant colour. There are few
trees in the whole world that can compare with the glorious display put up by the Simul tree. To add to the beauty and
attractiveness of the tree, many bright birds frequent it in search of nectar from the flowers; the lively chatter of mynas and rosy
pastors accompanied by the bass of the crows and the twittering of sparrows and other small birds make up a grand symphony
of nature. The man who does not feel excited in the presence of such beauty surely must have a soul of iron.
Figure 4. SILK-COTTON TREE (Bombax reiba Linn.)
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The calyx is thick, cup-shaped, silky on the inside and smooth outside. The petals are thick, 12 cm. or more long, 2—3 cm.
broad ; the stamens are grouped in the middle of the flower in several bundles— in all 60 stamens in the common Simul, between
60 and 600 in other species of India ; the stamens are more or less of the same colour as the petals or slightly pale. The fruit is
roughly egg-shaped in structure, 10—15 cm. long, 3—5 cm. thick, and consists of 5 stout woody valves, which at maturity open
out and fall away from the rest of the fruit. This causes masses of small brown or black seeds covered with white cotton to fall
down and get scattered all over the countryside ; if you have a Simul tree near your home, you will find it difficult to keep your
room tidy from the cotton which is blown about by the lightest breeze.
Simul is a very valuable tree; every part of it is of some use. The timber is soft-and is used in the manufacture of match sticks in
Bombay and elsewhere; in an average year Bombay consumes nearly 100,000 tons of it for matches. In other parts of the
country this light soft timber is used for making packing boxes for bulky and heavy articles; fishermen use it for floats for their
nets. On the other hand, this timber greatly attracts white ants, and for this reason becomes useless for any permanent structure.
The cotton fibre from the seeds is much too short for spinning; it is, however, used for stuffing mattresses and pillows. The gum
given out by the tree from wounds and cuts, known as Mocharas, has some repute in medicine among Ayurvedic practitioners.
The Calyx of the young flowers is cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
The beauty and brightness of the flowers and the shadiness of the leaves make this one of the finest trees in India, both in the
jungle and along our roads and streets in cities. The tree needs protection against strong winds, since its soft wood gives way in
stormy weather. In somewhat protected places, this is one of the best trees, but it needs plenty of room to spread its leaves and

Our Shade Tree

Our Shade Tree

Campsites are better with shade trees. Luckily, we found this great one that offers copious protection from the sun and serves as a nice power cord holder for our neighbors. We've found that the best size tree is one that is tied to a stake driven into the ground. Such are the joys of campervanning.

best shade trees

best shade trees

Introduction to Forest and Shade Tree Insects

This comprehenisive text approaches the subject from an ecological/evolutionary biological perspective. The assumption is that one cannot study forest insects without understanding the dynamics of the relationship between an insect and its host plant. This relationship includes knowing what factors control forest insect populations such as food, food quality, tree vigor, host selection, and symbiotic relationships. The authors also discuss tree-injuring insects from the perspective of their influence on tree physiology and growth as well as economic and commercial effects. The book represents a "modern" approach to the topic of forest and shade tree insects; is well-illustrated; and includes a comprehensive primary reference list.

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