Saturday, July 28, 2007

Any Given Sunday

Time to go plant a few more Flame Trees.

Since the rainy season started this year, Beautify CNMI has planted 77 Flame Trees. We should hit 100 in a few hours. We've already filled in a few of the blank spots on Beach Road and lined a few streets in Koblerville. Today we are going to line one of the streets in Dandan.

In a year these trees will be as tall as a person and in about three they'll be 15 feet tall and blooming. I can't wait.

In case you hadn't noticed, the Beautify CNMI people give up every single one of their weekends to improve this island. We're waiting for you to come join us.


Bruce A. Bateman said...

I've noticed that you plant them much too close together, Angelo. The crowns will have no chance to develop properly. Unless the plan is to crop every other tree later on, you should be planting further apart. Suggest you get an arborist or landscape architect to act as consultant. You would also cover more linear distance with the same number of plantings.

Just a thought.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

We've been planting them 30 feet apart.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

25-35 feet is the recommended distance to maintain a continuous canopy.

bradinthesand said...

i notice that all of the "green" leaves turn "red" when it gets closer to election time. what is beautify cnmi's political agenda and why are they anti-"blue" and "yellow" leaves?

Brad said...

great work on the beach cleanups and the tree planting. I'm moving to Saipan soon (with my Korean wife) and I will definitely be joining you.

I know Jeff Turbitt, but don't hold that against me. ;-) Seriously, I think it's great that you and all the others are doing that. I spend over a year living on a barge pulling trash out of the Mississippi River and it blows you away how much crap people can casually toss in the river rather than disposing of it properly.

Can't wait to get to Saipan!

Brad (not "Brad the Beach Boy")