I was saddened to read in the Tribune last Saturday about one of the old flame trees dying. I posted this message below, but tried to put a positive face on it that our friends in Guam are appreciating the work that Beautify CNMI is doing replacing flame trees on Saipan
Department of Public Works staff clean up the debris of a large flame tree that fell on the road due to a fungal disease Thursday afternoon in front of Paseo De Marianas Beach Road in Garapan. (Jacqueline Hernandez)
It always saddens me to see one of our beautiful flame trees (or any tree for that matter) fall prey to either man or disease. A friend of mine, Ed Pocaigue, a staff of Speaker Mark Forbes' office in Guam, sent me an e-mail this morning and expressed his appreciation for the work that Beautify CNMI! is doing to replace our flame trees. Thank you for noticing, Ed! I shall pass along your kind words to the Beautify CNMI! family!
Rep. Cinta M. Kaipat
The very next day, after the FMI crew and Kaipat gang left the ligthouse, we stopped to on our way home to admire the first blooms ever on one of the first flame trees we planted over a year ago last June. We all felt proud as a peacock! Here is my post on this.
Did you see it?! Did you see it?! One of the very first flame trees that Beautify CNMI! planted along Beach Road over a year ago has bloomed.
I'd remembered to stop and take a picture on our way home from the lighthouse cleanup yesterday and, Boy!, were we thrilled!!!We were so happy, we almost danced around the tree! This is great considering the sad post earlier regarding the old flame trees being infected with a disease and dying.
Rep. Cinta Kaipat