Thursday, June 18, 2015

The beautiful Balem tree

Balem tree in flushes, seen in the morning
Location : Zone C

Balem tree in flushes, seen in the late afternoon
Location : Zone C
It is one of the tallest trees at the park.  The Balem tree (Mangifera pajang) was full of young leaves with varying colours from yellow to orange to red.  It is a beautiful sight to behold.  These young leaves are good to be eaten raw with the great Bintulu belacan.  It has been a number of years since the tree last bore fruits.  It is difficult for me to say whether this year it will bear fruit.  But what I like about this tree is its age.  At this height the tree is more than 70 years old and still standing tall.   May Allah bless me with a ripe old age like the Balem tree.

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