Friday, November 5, 2010

House Built from Coconut Palm Tree

Indonesia is house for coconut. We are biggest exportir of coconut oil. And you see, the coconut palm tree can be beautiful to docorate or even to create a house.

Coconut is a fruit of the coconut palm tree, its trunk is one to two feet in diameter. It has no branches but carries a crown leaves of about 70 to 100 feet above the ground, its leaves is like a feather and with many segments, leaves are usually 10 to 20 feet long. The coconut fruit hang at the bases of the leaves in clusters of about 10 to 15. Several clusters ripen during the year. A tree may produce 200 coconuts a year, but the average is just around 40. Coconut tree grows wild on tropical seacoasts, and is cultivated in moist, frost-free climates, it is abundant in Southeast Asian countries. 

How Coconut Tree Grow? Ever wonder how coconut trees can easily increase in numbers? When coconut ripen, they fall from the tree and are frequently washed out to the sea. Some may drift for months before they are cast up by the waves onto the shore. After 4 to 5 months, the seed sprouts and a new tree begins to grow. In about 6 years the tree will begin to bear coconut and it will reach its full bearing time at 20 years. Coconut tree is very strong and it can resist strong typhoons, coconut tree does not also need a lot of maintenance unlike the mango tree which needs a lot of care and fertilizers.

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