Green-fingered Group Plant Palm Seeds in Local Park

 | Mon 14 May 2018 07:58 ICT

CityNews – A group of locals in Chiang Mai have taken it upon themselves to plant saplings from a palm tree that was uprooted in storms this week in Suan Buak Hard public Park.

On May 14th, a group of local volunteers called Chanhom Homhaeng visited the park to plant seeds and saplings collected from the palm tree that was uprooted by strong winds in a recent thunderstorm.

Direk Injan from the Cultural Centre, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, revealed that after the seeds are planted, it will take about four months for a sapling to grow, and another year for the sapling to grow into a full palm and produce new saplings.

The group aims to replant seeds and saplings at locations around the moat where palm trees have been damaged or uprooted in the storms. The palm has long been a part of Lanna history. Its leaves were used as a material to write on, and its fruit is eatable.