Virgin Islands trees in print.Available soon: The book Remarkable Big Trees in the U.S. Virgin Islands: An Eco-Heritage Guide to Jumbie In the folk religion of Montserrat, a jumbie is a ghost, or spirit of the dead. Jumbies are said to possess humans during ceremonies called jumbie dances, which are accompanied by jumbie drums. Trees and Other Trees of Cultural Interest.
The 136-page book features 110 color photos and historical illustrations as well as stories of jumbies (spirits) and folklore folklore, the body of customs, legends, beliefs, and superstitions passed on by oral tradition. It includes folk dances, folk songs, folk medicine (the use of magical charms and herbs), and folktales (myths, rhymes, and proverbs). , botanical bo·tan·i·cal also bo·tan·ic
1. Of or relating to plants or plant life.
2. Of or relating to the science of botany.
n. and historical information, and the practical uses of 39 big tree species. There are tree tours featuring double-page maps with GPS coordinates and a section on exploring conservation plans, habitat protection laws, and the development of eco-heritage tours (see www.bigtrees.net).
The project was conceived and carried out by Robert Nicholls, a professor at the University of the Virgin Islands UVI was founded as the College of the Virgin Islands on March 16, 1962. In 1986, it officially became one of the 117 U.S. historically black colleges and universities. The institution also changed its name in 1986 to the University of the Virgin Islands to reflect the growth and , who has researched the trees for the past three years. One hoped-for aspect of the project that will be tackled next: Obtaining protected status for certain trees by marking them with onsite "landmark tree" plaques plaques,
n.pl 1. brain lesions found within the vacant areas between nerve cells.
2. deposits of cholesterol in artery walls that characterize arteriosclerosis. . The trees would then be added to the Virgin Islands' Registry of Historic Buildings, Sites and Places zoning maps to guarantee their protection.