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Palín, Escuintla, Guatemala
 

The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree

 
 
The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2016
1. The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker
Inscription.
Ceiba Arbol Nacional
Ceiba pentandra
Acuerdo gubernativo 8 de marzo 1955
Direccion General Forestal
Ministerio de Agricultura

English translation:
The Ceiba, Guatemala’s National Tree
Ceiba pentandra
Named by Governmental Decree on March 8, 1955
Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture

 
Erected by Dirección General Forestal, Ministerio de Agricultura.
 
Location. 14° 24.252′ N, 90° 41.907′ W. Marker is in Palín, Escuintla. Marker is on 1ra Avenida just from 1ra Calle, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is at the base of the ceiba tree in front of the Catholic Church of Palín, San Cristóbal Mártir.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tribute to General Justo Rufino Barrios (approx. 14.4 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); San Pedro las Huertas Catholic Church (approx. 14.8 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Doña Beatriz de la Cueva (approx. 15 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Founding of the First Capital of Guatemala (approx. 15.1 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez);
The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2016
2. The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker
The marker is at the base of the tree, to the left in this view.
Esquisuchil (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Walter Williams in Guatemala (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Catholic Church of Santa Ana (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); Juanito Cucuy Taj (approx. 16.7 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez).
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
The Ceiba of Palín image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2016
3. The Ceiba of Palín
The ceiba is in front of the Catholic Church of Palín. Estimates put its age at more than 400 years old.
The Catholic Church of Palín image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2016
4. The Catholic Church of Palín
Interior of the Catholic Church of Palín. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 27, 2016
5. Interior of the Catholic Church of Palín.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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