Tour of Trees in Colombo

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Today morning (17th.May) the National Trust Sri Lanka (NTSL) conducted a Tour of Trees in Colombo making the participants aware of the varied selection of large trees that are hardly noticed within the city environment.

Though urbanized, Colombo still has lots of large trees where some of them are over 100 years. Vihara Maha Devi Park (formerly Victoria Park) and its suburban environs are home for many such large trees and participants of this Tour of Trees got the chance to have a guided tour to study the trees in this area. The tour was conducted by Architect Ismeth Raheem who is also a naturalist. It had drizzled briefly, but the rain gods were tolerant on the participants today morning.

Here are some of the moments from the Tour of Trees..!!

DSCN8940 Tour of Trees - Ismath decscribing a Kalumediriya tree Tour of Trees - A majestic Nuga Tree - good Tour of Trees - Section of trees of Vihara Maha Devi Park 2 DSCN9015 Tour of Trees - Feeling a Nelli tree Tour of Trees - Ismath at final wrap up 2 Tour of Trees - Vihara Maha devi park

 

3 Responses to “Tour of Trees in Colombo”

  1. Heminda Says:

    Can we see a Kalumediriya tree at Vihara maha devi park?

  2. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    Which tree is Kalumediriya? Where can I see that in Viharamahadevi park?
    I am sure the one in the second picture is not a Kalumediriya tree.

  3. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    Googling on Kalumediriya leads me here. The second picture (saved image name) says it is Kalumediriya.

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