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Guatemala City in Municipality of Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
 

The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree

 
 
The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
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

 
Location. 14° 36.383′ N, 90° 30.803′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala. Touch for map. Marker is in Ciudad Vieja Church Park, on 2a Avenida in Zone 10 of Guatemala City. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01009, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); José Maria Reina Barrios (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Israel and Guatemala Monument (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Miguel Garcia Granados (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Fire at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Miltary Academy of Guatemala (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Bernal Diaz de Castillo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Assassination of Dr. Alberto Fuentes Mohr (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Also see . . .  La Ceiba, Árbol Nacional de Guatemala. Orgullo Guatemalteco's (Spanish language) web page on the Ceiba tree, with an extensive history and photos. On the historical
The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 17, 2015
2. The Ceiba, Guatemala's National Tree Marker
Marker at the base of a relatively young ceiba. The tree, also known as a kapok, can reach over 70 meters in height.
specimens in Guatemala: ...There are many ceibas with history: Palencia, from which Tata Lapo (a rebellious revolutionary commander) was hung; the Amatitlan specimen, that Fray Domingo Martinez planted four centuries ago; that of Palin, whose image has spread worldwide, photographed from all angles for its beauty and its picturesque market (see Picture 3); the Jocotenango, which dominates the celebrations of the patron saint of our capital, the Virgin of the Assumption; and many others. (Submitted on July 17, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
A large ceiba at the San Andrés Archaeological Site in Ciudad Arce, El Salvador. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
3. A large ceiba at the San Andrés Archaeological Site in Ciudad Arce, El Salvador.
<i>Escuintla</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1930
4. Escuintla
Some of the larger trees have taken on landmark status, with this specimen, located in the Plaza de Palín in Escuintla, being particularly well-known.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on February 21, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on July 17, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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