Guateflora: Llama del bosque

Guateflora: Llama del bosque

This kind of tree with its orange flowers is very popular around La Antigua Guatemala. According to the Guateflora book its name is Llama del bosque (flame of the forest or Spathodea campanulata) which brings me to an interesting fact between the English and Spanish languages. Forest in Spanish is bosque, but deforestation is deforestación. Trees in Spanish is árboles and Arbor Day in Spanish is Dí­a del Árbol. In English the root for the word bosque is still available as bosk for a thicket of bushes. Can you come up with other samples?

Do you know when is Arbor Day celebrated in your neck of the woods?

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