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Best trees for urban areas

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As I have promised in an old post under The meilBOX5+1Project category, I would be sharing with you some findings about the species of trees that are more location-appropriate. For example, in urban areas like Metro Manila, it is better to plant trees that will help in reducing air pollution and temperature (read: global warming).

Bring a smile to your friends' faces and help mitigate climate change. Send them handwritten letters and plant a tree. Join The meiLBOX5+1Project! (Photo taken by Mary Anne Velas-Suarin)

Bring a smile to your friends’ faces and help mitigate climate change. Send them handwritten letters and plant a tree. Join The meiLBOX5+1Project! (Photo taken by Mary Anne Velas-Suarin)

A report published by DENR in August 2006 (Suitable Species for Urban Forestry) listed down various tree species, which are recommended for urban areas. Listed below are 20 of those species:

1. Acacia (Raintree) – scientific name, Samanea saman

2. Balitbitan – scientific name, Cynometra ramiflora

3. Baston de San Jose – scientific name, Cordyline terminalis

4. Copper Leaf – scientific name, Acalypha wilkesiana

5. Guyabano – scientific name, Anona muricata L.

6. Kamagong – scientific name, Diospyros philippinensis

7. Maluko – scientific name, Pisonia grandis Span.

8. Adelfa – scientific name, Nerium indicum

9. African tulip – scientific name, Spathodea campanulata

10. Bandera española – scientific name, Canna indica L.

11. Bougainvilla – scientific name, Bougainvillaea spectabilis

12. Bunga – scientific name, Areca cathecu L.

13. Caballero – scientific name, Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.) Sw.

14. Campanilla – scientific name, Thevetia peruviana

15. Giant ipil-ipil – scientific name, Leucaena leucocephala

 16. Lumbang – scientific name,  Aleurites moluccana (L.)

17. Mayana – scientific name, Coleus scutellaroides or Coleus blumei Benth.

18. Narra – scientific name, Pterocarpus indicus Willd.

19. Palawan Cherry – scientific name, Cassia nodosa L.

20. Palomaria (Bitaog) – scientific name, Calophyllum inophyllum L.

You can get the complete list and know more about these trees by downloading the report through this link. I will be writing about the best species for rural settings in one of my future posts.
Hug a loved one, and, yes, plant a tree today! God bless!
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