TREE HUGGER CORNER
The Ceiba Tree (pronounced "SAY-ba") is a majestic tropical tree whose giant limbs and umbrella-shaped
crown are filled with aerialplants and assorted species of animals. The best known species of the tree is
the Kapok or Ceiba pentandra. Birds feed and nest in the tree's high perches, mammals use the enormous limbs
as aerial highways, frogs raise their tadpoles in the tiny pools that collect in bromeliads, and insects reach
the peak of their diversity in the canopy of giant trees like the Ceiba. The ancient Maya of Central America
believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit-world above.
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