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Palín in Municipality of 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 1955 by Dirección General Forestal, Ministerio de Agricultura.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1955.
 
Location. 14° 24.252′ N, 90° 41.907′ W. Marker is in Palín, Escuintla, in Municipality of Palín. Marker is on 1ra Avenida just from 1ra Calle, on the left when traveling west. The marker is at the base of the ceiba tree in front of the Catholic Church of Palín, San Cristóbal Mártir. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palín, Escuintla 05001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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.
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The Bridge of Glory (approx. 12.4 kilometers away in Guatemala); José Luis de León Diaz (approx. 13.6 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); The Church of the First Bishop of Guatemala (approx. 13.7 kilometers away in Sacatepéquez); 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); The Esquisuchil Medicinal Tree (Bourreria huanita) (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 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.
An example of the fibrous fruit of the ceiba image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 28, 2019
6. An example of the fibrous fruit of the ceiba
This perfect example of the ceiba fruit is from Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on June 25, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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