La Ceiba Tree of Guatemala

photo by [nelo] Mijangos : www.nelomh.com
Ceiba near San Lucas Samox, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Guatemala Insight —¬†by Elizabeth Bell,¬†author/historian. With the celebration of Independence Day on Sept. 15, national symbols, which include the ceiba tree, come to our attention. The ceiba was declared the national tree of Guatemala in 1955 at the request of the botanist Ulises Rojas. This was, in part, because of its importance to the Maya. Today ceiba trees are protected […]

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