21 December 2010


This row of Caesalpinia ferrea (common name: Brazilian Ironwood) trees lining this stretch of road leading to the Labrador Nature Reserve have been planted here for quite some time already. In fact, I transplanted one with an interesting branch to plant it at HortPark, which is just a stone's throw away down the other side of the road.

Most of the time, I love more the form and architectural bark of this tree, and less of its yellow flowers.

But the tree that left a lasting impression on me was the one at Esplanade Park, where a plaque was put up on the tree, where its branches are so low that it touched the ground and one can see the flowers up close.

A link on this tree species is attached here: