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Thursday, December 15, 2016


Aloha Everyone,

We woke up to another beautiful day. After 1/2 hour of yoga practice, J.J. and I went walking taking a large loop around the neighborhood.  

A private tree trimming service truck was parked along the road cutting branches off several trees bearing golden colored fruits. I learned from one of the workers that they were called Chinaberries.  

Woods of Chinaberries are mainly used for timber. Seeds are hard and used to be fashioned for rosaries. Cut branches maybe utilized for holiday decorations. While some birds including hummingbirds like the fruits, it is poisonous to humans and if consumed in a large quantity, they can be fatal. In some cultures, dried leaves of Chinaberries are used to store fruits and vegetables to prevent insects and vermin from eating them.

Aloha -- Cathi