|Bernard, the tree and I ready for action!|
Didn't have a tree available, so I stopped @ Thewet Flower market and picked up a nice tall sapling for only 50 Bahts! Ylang-Ylang has flowers with a powerful scent and is used for aromatherapy and making perfume. Find more info here: Cananga odorata กระดังงาไทย
|Hard dirt cannot stop Bernard!|
Conditions are never ideal on sidewalks: here the soil was very poor and compact, like often, and hard to dig since we only had a spoon to do so!
|A Chinese Spoon is all you need!|
But something happened that gives me good hope this tee will grow big and powerful: it was adopted!
We just happened to plant the tree near bus 25 terminal. When the driver saw us, he spontaneously came over and watered the tree! A few minutes later, I was chatting with his assistant (uncle on the picture), who said he will water the tree! He then went back inside the bus and came back with a 5L water bottle and our tree was very well watered!
|Bus 25 driver comes and waters the tree! <3|
I'm always very happily surprised at how positively people respond to our tree planting actions, sometimes come to chat with us or even adopt the tree!
|T24 planting team: Uncle, Mangala, Bernard, Goustan, Ylang-Ylang|
Uncle has adopted the tree!
Mangala made a really cool video on Facebook