Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day St. Lucia - Tree Planting at Boguis River

Got up early and joined my friends for a tree planting session at orgainized by the St. Lucia National Trust with partners Boguis Bridge on the Marquis River - near the proposed site for a new huge golf course of all things :-(

"As one of the ways to celebrate Earth Day, the Trust in partnership with RISE (St. Lucia) Inc, the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports and the Forestry Department has organized a tree planting initiative along critical rivers in the five Forest Ranges on Sunday, April 22nd from 8:30 a.m. The five Forest Ranges and locations are; Northern – Marquis River, Dennery – Mabouya River, Millet –Roseau River, Quillese – Augier River and Soufriere – Canaries River."

So for Earth Day 2012, here is a picture post today - Tree Planting and then a walk around my garden


Enjoy
One of the Forestry Officers addresses the gathering - Dr Stephen King of RISE and others listen

Ruth - plants our first tree

I plant my first tree - a seedless lime

Roma and her first tree

Colette (birthday girl) plants her first tree under supervision from Patrick, our leader

Tamika plants a nutmeg tree

Kim - probaby his 7th or 8th tree!
 
Kerene gets a tree planting lesson from Patrick

The landowner and his daughter Tia planting a tree

 
Another one of the landowners and his son plant a tree
The spines of a silk-cotton tree

a wildplant
another wildplant
a banana plant stem cut and drying


bougainvillia and sky

bougainvillea arch looking at the 'ruins'

palm tunnel

columns

frangipani sky

palm fruits

palm

palm bark

St. Lucia's National tree the calabash

Hummy - her chicks hatched today!