“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” Kahlil Gilbran
Trees have always been my among my best friends, I love the feel of being near to them, their scent, their whispering, rustling of leaves, the first buds opening in spring, their beautiful and delicately fresh young green filtering the first rays of the warming sunshine. So much about trees talks to me and inspires me. But I also like to know their botanical names, their medicinal uses, and their importance in the landscape and to the earth. I’ve been taking photos of trees here on Gozo, but obviously I am not familiar with most of them. Some of the trees that came to my attention a lot here are the Olive and the Carob tree, two most lovely trees that produce health giving and delicious fruits. The Eucalyptus grows here too, I’m quite familiar with this tree as it grow in Ireland too. I know there is a lot more to learn and explore about trees on the Maltese islands, something to look forward to next winter.
I’m just going to add photos to my post as I am still working on identifying and looking up information on the tree in my pictures.
Foto above are a row of Aleppo Pine Pinus Halepensis (Siġra taż-Żnuber/Siġra tal-Prinjol)
Bark of above Aleppo Pine
More photos of the above Aleppo Pine.
Strongly scented sticky resin, and some of the open cones to the right.