Durio zibethinus, the durian tree

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The durian tree (Durio zibethinus) is wildlife friendly. An old Durian tree (Durio zibethinus) attracts hornbills that use the rotting cavities along the trunks to nest in. The Gold-whiskered Barbet (Megalaima chrysopogon laeta) will chisel a nesting cavity in the … Continued

Tale of the two Ceram Palms in my garden

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I planted three Ceram Palm (Rhopaloblaste ceramica) seedlings in my small garden nearly 40 years ago. One was subsequently removed when the house was renovated but the remaining two grew to a height of about 12 metres. On the night … Continued

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