These coconuts in the plantation next to us are really getting blown around. At this time of the year we get the cooler, drier south-easters - a relief from the humidity of The Wet. However the Tree of Life (the coconut ) often becomes the Tree of Death during this time, with coconuts falling on people!!! When you park your car here you always look up to make sure you aren’t under one – they make a mess of vehicles too!!!
Coconuts are called the Tree of Life because every bit of the tree is used (including the roots) - for oil, food, matting, timber, building material, insulation, household items, jewelry, bilums (bags), and medicine – the list goes on and on!!!!