That Tree at UTech…

Some of us in uptown Kingston (but perhaps not enough of us!) are obsessed with large trees – many of which have been threatened by rampant over-development in recent years. I am glad Susan told us about this marvellous tree, which thankfully is still standing – hopefully for many years to come! Enjoy this beautiful photo essay…

Right Steps & Poui Trees

There are many beautiful trees on the University of Technology (UTech) campus and one of the most beautiful is the iconic elephant ear tree in front of the Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE)…

It is clear that the tree was taken into consideration when the building was designed…

Picture taken from FOBE website, 2022-2023 Orientation video

…which was very appropriate for a building that would house the Caribbean School of Architecture and the School of Building and Land Management.

The tree and the building are in close contact…

…on the upper floors.

It is a wonderful, spreading tree…

…with an impressive trunk…

…solid branches…

…and masses of such delicate leaves….

The pods under the tree show why these trees are called elephant ear trees (Enterolobium cyclocarpum). The oldest tree at Hope Gardens is an elephant ear tree that is more than 200 years old. I wonder how old…

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