An Old Rain Tree of Thalassery City of KeralaAbout Thalassery
Thalassery is known as the city of three'C's. This stands for Cricket, Cake and Circus which had been first arrived in this town in Kerala. Beside these, Thalassery is known for its cultural and historical importance. There have been many contributions from the foreigners and rulers to this place which make this unique town in Kerala. The Thalassery Fort, Overbury's Foley beach, Brennen School, are some of these. The Government had declared this city as the heritage city of Kerala.
A View to the Tree
Every person passing through the Gundert road of Thalssery will have a look at the huge old rain tree of Thalassery. This tree is giving shade to this town for about 300 years. This tree is one of the oldest trees in Thalassery. The nativity of this tree is South America which is normally seen at the dense rain forests. The foreigners had contributed this tree which was a rare tree in our country.This tree belongs to the rain tree family which is scientifically known as Pithacolobium Samanae. It had a flower with pale pink colour.
Honor to the Tree
At the end of June 2012 Oeista International Thalassery Chapter is honoring this tree . Our Agricultural Minister K.P.Mohanan will have his honorable presence as the chief guest in this auspicious occasion. In this program, a fence is going to built around the tree and a description about this tree on a granite is installing in front of it.
Like this rain tree many other foreign trees are also giving decoration to Thalassery town for many years. Such as the Baoba tree (Adensonia Digitena)located at the Muncipal office area and Divi divi (Caes Alpina Coriaria) at the B.E.M.P higher secondary school area which are the rarest rain trees available in India.