Trees in Kiribati
The most prominant is the coconut tree. It is the tree of life in Kiribati. It is used for toddy - a drink that is very rich in minerals and vitamins. Such a tree is shown as follows.
It is a very versatile tree and it grows well in some of the harshest conditions on planet earth. For Kiribati it provides drink, food, timber, wood for handicraft, medicine, energy source, shelter, and many more.There is a saying in kiribati that relates knowledge and the number of coconut one has consumed. In other words, coconut trees provide a source of knowledge, inspiration, and esteem. Return to Life_in_Kiribati