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The meiLBOX 5+1 Project is now in Instagram!

Hello dear readers! I am happy to let you know that  The meilBOX 5+1 Project is now in Instagram (IG)! We can now swap updates and photos there! Here is the link.

I used to enjoy Facebook but I think that Instagram suits me better. For one, I do enjoy photography and being in Instagram allows us to share pictures as well as savor the beautiful work of other photo buffs. Thanks to my hubby and business partner, JR, I was able to learn how IG works! The use of hashtags was so “beyond me” at first but IG is worth the learning curve. Just seeing all those beautiful sites and photos make it worthwhile! Thanks to you guys and gals who created and continue to make IG a free platform for sharing and inspiring creativity (minus the ads, at that!).

Here is a couple of the first pictures that I posted there.

See this and other pictures of trees in the meilBOX 5+1 Project IG page. [Photo by Mary Anne Velas-Suarin]

See this and other pictures of trees in the meilBOX 5+1 Project IG page. [Photo by Mary Anne Velas-Suarin]

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To love and to hold. [Photo by Mary Anne Velas-Suarin]

Since The meilBOX 5+1 Project is about trees and letter-writing, I would be posting mostly pictures that I have taken of trees. More importantly, I will also use the site in sharing the pictures of tree-lovers and letter-writers who will participate in this project. If you are among them, please send me your pictures* (via the email addresses I had indicated in the project’s page here) and/or you can directly tag me through IG. You can do this by adding @the.meilbox.project and #meilboxproject in your IG post.

I will also appreciate it a lot if you can help me in passing the word around about this project. The more people who knows about this, the more letters we can send, the more love we can express and share, and the more trees we can plant!

Please help me in making this a greener, healthier, and happier world! Namaste!

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*You can share/post any of these pictures: (i) a picture showing you in the post office as you mailed your letters/postcards; (ii) a picture showing the stamped letters that you are sending out (please don’t take a picture unless you are already in the post office and are actually sending the letters out); and (iii) a picture of you planting a tree.

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This is not a paid blog. (I do not ask for any donation but I hope you can plant a tree on your birthday/s.)

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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)

Best trees for urban areas

Happy EDSA People Power Day to all!

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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This is not a paid blog. (I do not ask for any donation but I hope you can plant a tree on your birthday/s.)
Digiprove sealCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 Mary Anne Velas-Suarin