Ceiba, the resilient "tree of life", grows again after hurricane damages
March 12, 2019 10:56 AM Subscribe
If you believe that Ceiba trees (Wikipedia) to be trees of life that connect the upper, middle and underworlds (Mayans and Tikal), or are just big, beautiful members of the ecological communities, seeing one so damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria as the one (Amherst Bulletin) on Vieques, Puerto Rico (Wiki) can be depressing. Good news! This island's most famous tree is once again growing new leaves, offering hope in its resilience (HuffPo via Atlas Obscura). Bonus link: Maya-Archaeology.org's overview of Sacred ceiba tree of life, the world tree of Maya religion and cosmology.