Friday, June 6, 2008

Type of Tree?

I know it’s been a while since I last posted to this blog. We continue to have bad weather here. Lots of thunder and lightning accompanied by several inches of rain per day. Luckily this happens mostly in the afternoons and evenings with our mornings be somewhat “dry”. But it’s still impacting our use of the computer and internet connections.

I’m hoping someone can help me identify this tree. The branches and even the trunk are not very wide –I can almost get my hands around it. The tree is very spongy reminding me of cork yet I’m almost sure it’s not. Last month the tree started to flower and now it’s covered in tiny clumps orange berries (green when not ripe). I have no idea what this could be but the bees love the flowers and birds & squirrels love the berries. I’ve noticed in my bird book that some of the birds say they enjoy mistletoe and the photo shows them eating what appear to be these same orange berries…


sHaWna in Costa Rica baby! said...

This is jus a guess, but is it a Bolsa tree?
Love your blog. I'm 6 weeks into the Costa Rica "lifestyle". It's starting to get a lttle tricky. :)

Jones Family said...

Thanks for your suggestion. I'll do a little research.

Good luck in CR! Let me know if you need help with anything. I know things can be a challenge here.

Where ya livin?


sHaWna in Costa Rica baby! said...

We are in Jaco. It has been tough, but it is what I wanted. :) It's also been wonderful; tough and wonderful about sums it up!

Great blog!