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THE COCONUT TREE – By Dmitri Allicock

THE COCONUT TREE

By Dmitri Allicock

The coconut tree is the very most versatile tree in the world. The people of Guyana would not be found without numerous coconut trees around their homes.
The coconut tree and nut have endless usage. The nut of the coconut is used in numerous Guyanese cuisine and treats, and represent a tradition with most families.
The wood is lumber and can be used in construction, but more so, by the people of the Caribbean Islands.
The fronds provide thatching material for roofs, matting for the floor or walls, and for sun shades or blinds.
The dried fiber of the nut or husk is shredded as stuffing for pillow or mattress.  Continue reading

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