Right Steps & Poui Trees

That Tree at UTech…

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There are many beautiful trees on the University of Technology (UTech) campus and one of the most beautiful is the iconic elephant ear tree in front of the Faculty of the Built Environment (FOBE)…

It is clear that the tree was taken into consideration when the building was designed…

Picture taken from FOBE website, 2022-2023 Orientation video

…which was very appropriate for a building that would house the Caribbean School of Architecture and the School of Building and Land Management.

The tree and the building are in close contact…

…on the upper floors.

It is a wonderful, spreading tree…

…with an impressive trunk…
…solid branches…

…and masses of such delicate leaves….

The pods under the tree show why these trees are called elephant ear trees (Enterolobium cyclocarpum). The oldest tree at Hope Gardens is an elephant ear tree that is more than 200 years old. I wonder how old this tree is.

A beautiful sight/site, whether you look in towards it…

…or out from under it….
That venerable tree at UTech must have been witness to so much change over time. May it stand for many more years!

Author: rightpouitree

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4 thoughts on “That Tree at UTech…

  1. Reblogged this on Petchary's Blog and commented:
    Some of us in uptown Kingston (but perhaps not enough of us!) are obsessed with large trees – many of which have been threatened by rampant over-development in recent years. I am glad Susan told us about this marvellous tree, which thankfully is still standing – hopefully for many years to come! Enjoy this beautiful photo essay…

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  2. What a fabulous tree and so cool that they designed the building around it. I love how it shades the building’s walkways as well as the courtyard.

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