Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mucajá palm, continued

That's enough stump business! Let's get on to the remainder of the mucajá palm (Acrocomia aculeata), which is still laid out on the ground, where it fell after being chainsawed. When I took this picture, my caretaker had already removed several buckets of pith, if that's the right word, material for mulching of young palms planted at that second entrance to Bosque Santa Lúcia. Tropical soils are so poor in this region, we gather organic fertilizer wherever we can find it and I suspect that this mulching material is some of the best around.

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