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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pulupot

We start April with something that seems unusual but is actually natural. There's a large, old tree near our home and along one of our favorite walking/jogging routes. The tree is one of those that grow roots from its branches. These roots appear to be hanging at first but they eventually reach the ground and bore into it. The result is quite unique and you won't see any other that's the same as this one or another. My biologist friend says its a rubber tree. And another thing about it is that it grew at the border of Antipolo and Taytay. And so it serves as a landmark for us whenever we go on a walk that we are crossing boundaries every time we pass the tree.

Old tree at the border of Antipolo and Taytay - there are two signs shown in the photo. One is stating that you are crossing over to Antipolo and the other states that you are entering Taytay.
One of the roots of the tree found the power and telephone lines along its way down and ended up with the tree "embracing" the cables and with one root even running along and above the phone line.
That second photo is the basis for the title of this article. "Pulupot" is a term in Filipino or Tagalog used to describe someone or something wrapped around another.
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