The trees that Typhoon Milenyo fell inside the UPLB campus in 2006 may have died but they live again in the beautiful sculptural pieces of the Nativity tableau that once again take center stage in the UPLB Christmas celebration.
When Typhoon Glenda struck the campus in 2014, many trees were felled. Some of them were carved and hewn into furniture pieces for the campus dormitories where students huddle to discuss and work on their projects. The furniture pieces lend a homey and welcoming atmosphere to the UPLB dormitories.
Such will be the fate of the huge Raintree (Samanea saman) that once stood near the DL Umali Hall but was damaged by Typhoon Ulysses.
The wood from the tree will be converted into wood slabs that will be made into aesthetically beneficial items so that they too like the others before them will continue to serve aesthetic and functional purposes, this time as furniture or sculptural pieces. (JPAAquino)