There are an interesting variety of trees growing on John’s fathers plot. Trees here seem to only be classified by there hardness or softness. A completely different approach from the UK system. The photos and names are randomly added here as John is not here to help. There are trees that have connections to the average ‘westener’, such as orange, cashew nut , mango and Jack Fruit. The tree shown with no obvious leaves has opening leaf buds in anticipation of the wet season. Lillian is reaching into the branches of a Jack Fruit tree and a photo of the fruit is included. An orange tree is shown and also a close up to show the fruit. John can be seen reaching towards the dried seeds or flowers of a tree that traditionally was stripped of its outer bark without harming the tree. After being worked a fabric like material was left which was used for clothing. A branch had been lopped off so that goats could eat the leaves. The wood was later used for firewood. Part of the trunk is also shown. Identifying the trees might be an interesting test for the botanists and for those with an interest in tree identification.
The local names are;
Muvule, Musika, Musizi, Mukoko, Mukunyu, Margon, Carpkus, Syprus (not Cyprus, this one is a broad leaved tree), Iera and Pina.