Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Talisai trees at Veterans hospital.

The Talisai trees of Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC), situated at the corner of North Avenue and Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City greet visitors and patients alike. They are a welcoming sight as they line the covered shed leading to the main entrance of the building.People gather under the protection and shade of the trees. Children also love to run around and play as shown from the pictures above.I hope and pray that institutions such as this, not only from the government but also from the private sector, continue to prioritize and designate areas for landscaping and greenery.
Not only is the hospital providing the wellness and heath for veterans patients, but the trees also give a therapeutic effect, which is conducive for healing.


Anonymous said...

I have 2 Talisay trees in my small farm. I planted them last year. I like the color when the leaves turn red, brown, and orange. Our own version of maple leaves during fall. Well not exactly but the best I know.


Rico said...

Ed, aside from the transformation of the Talisai tree leaves during it's deciduous season, I distinctly recall that my brother was fond of taking care of fighting fishes in the past. I remember him telling me that he learned that aquarists sometimes use the Talisai leaves in order to condition the water of some tropical freshwater fishes, because it somehow replicated the habitat of having decaying leaves in order to produce "black water", so that tropical fishes could be induced to breed under captivity.

To read more about this topic, I found it useful to refer to the link: http://www.indianalmondleaves.com/chemistry.php

Andrea said...

When we were kids we used to eat the nuts, which are very difficult to open with a bolo. My middle finger almost cut because of that, the big scar is still here!

Rico said...

Andrea, I haven't tried tasting the kernel of the Talisai fruit. Does the kernel taste similar to the real almond nuts? And how does one prepare to eat it, raw or cooked?

Thanks again for sharing your experience.:)

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