Trees and Highways

MacArthur Highway Trees

In this photo is a portion of the MacArthur national highway if you’re passing through from the City of San Fernando to Angeles City in Pampanga and vice-versa. When I first saw these big acacia trees along the highway back in 1985, I was really impressed by the beauty of these MacArthur Highway trees on both sides. It’s really looked very nice and cool — pleasant to the eyes. If I remember right, I think there is also a portion of the national highway somewhere up north in Ilocos Norte where both sides are also adorned with big acacia trees. And if I’m not mistaken, there is also one along the national highway somewhere in Tarlac or Pangasinan. Really nice.

I’m not sure if it has been resolved already but these trees have (or used to have) white markings painted on the tree trunks  by concerned citizens opposed to a move by government to cut these trees for road widening purposes. Maybe it’s been resolved — I don’t know. In another part of this same highway, I did see some of the trees carefully uprooted. I’m assuming they are replanting it in another area. Hmm…

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