trees in Thalassery....


              Thalassery was once reigned by the Arabs, Portuguese, France and the British who came here for collecting and exporting different varieties of spices and their products.Many huge trees at Thalassery which now been pleasure sights has been grown by these foreign invaders. These big trees are still their living remembrance . Some of these trees are of rare species like the one, that stands nearly the Thalassery municipal office, which is called the Baobab.
          The tree expresses the feeling of hatress and anger like what it looks. The trees whose main stem stands upwards narrowed then branched narrowly seems quite different from other trees in India, this tree is found in Mugliawar in Rajasthan and in some gardens of Lucknow. Baobab (adansonia Digitana) which flowers about last of May is a wonder sight seen with fall of white flowers. Baobab is commonly found in Australia and Africa. The Africans usually collect water from the water giving tree. Researchers conclude that the tree was brought at Thalassery by the Arabs.
         Dividivi, a foreign born tree is found in the gardens of St.Johns English Church and in the compound of the sub collectors Bungalow. These two were contributed by the foreigners. Now a Dividivi is grown on the footpath at front of the BEMP School and another one in front of the shopping complex near the municipal office.
         Santa Maria which once was grown numerously on the roadsides, is said to be contributed by the Portugueses. But now only a few are seen like one behind the Thalassery stadium and one at the back of Railway station.

          A rare tree specious at thalassery is the Canon Ball tree. These trees are found near the store of Jagannath Temple and near the Banyan tree of the Sree Ramaswamy Temple. One other is at the compound of senior advocate, Sree Vishwanathan .  

         The Chavok, Silver Oak, arucaria, trooping Ashoka, Gul Mohar, Rain tree which are found in the compound of St.Johns Church are contributed by the Europeans. The trees in Pallikunnu which were contributed by the foreigners are still protected. The bungalows of the foreigners situated in Pallikunnu, Morakunnu, are also thickened with trees. Rare species are found in the compound of Chirakkakavu Bagavathi temple and Andaloor Temple.

Trees in the compound of St: John's Church


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