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    I love trees. I feel bad every time I see people cutting them down.

    I literally grew up with this santol tree. I'm not sure of its age but it probably is older than me. When I was a kid, we use to sell its fruits for 50 cents a piece...

    The place where it stands has become one of our favorite spots when taking pictures at home. It's got a huge trunk, almost twice my body size:


    Standing tall at around 40 feet:


    We never had plans to cut this tree down, so I was surprised to see this last weekend, when I arrived:

    Illegal logging happened at our front yard!

    I don't know the exact reason why, but my father said he'll replace it with rambutan. Ain't gonna cry over spilled milk, so we made the most of what was left:





    I'd forever miss that tree...

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    4 comments:

    1. fufu said...
       

      first picture --> like oil painting :) yeah i love nature very much!! ops and kids!

    2. my-so-called-Quest said...
       

      aw. namiss ko tuloy sa province. namiss ko din lasa ng santol! hehe. ano nga ba lasa nun? hehehe

    3. Ely said...
       

      @fufu, hehe. me too!

      @doc, maasim na matamis! hahaha

    4. reyn said...
       

      So sad.. :(


      Naalala ko tuloy yung isang episode sa Avatar (the last airbender TV series). Sabi dun lahat daw ng bagay sa mundo magkaka-connect. Kahit yung tree ay may connection sa'ten.. :) :) :)

      Siguro nga totoo.. :P haha..

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