Pili: Another “Tree of Life”

Pili: Another “Tree of Life” | @bicolmuseum via DENR, DA


What is Pili?

Pili trees (Canarium ovatum Engl.) is a Philippine endemic tree growing in most parts of Bicol.

The “tree of life” seems an apt description not only for coconuts but also for pili trees. All parts of the pili tree are useful to humans – be it for medicinal, food, industrial and commercial purposes.

Pili Tree (Canarium Ovatum)

1. Has an extensive root system.
2. Buttresses give extra support against typhoons.
3. Protects soil from heavy saturation.
4. Native to the Philippines.

Source: @bicolmuseum via DENR, DA

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