|The final frontier of our rivers|
I love this tree...it's one of the most beautiful trees I've seen in the world!! Another one is probably the weeping willow tree:) .I consider myself a sport angler,fishing from the drain,upper river jungle,sea and even ice fishing in artic circle.This blessed me with the opportunity to appreciate nature and the wild life.
|Provide shade and filtering UV ray for the fish eggs and fries..|
Ensurai as we called it here in Sarawak,is blessed for its 'never straightness' nature...that spare them from being use as timber,even since the older days.And they can almost grow on rock with almost a slight present of soil by the river bank.They only give up to bizarre massive flood or the big part of the bank give away.
|Minimize erosion on the river bank.|
Their fruits are similar to Engkabang,with 2 or 3 wings that glide them further from the tree and spin like an helicopter as they fall.This helps to spread the seed if they don't fall in the river.The fruit also a favourite food for Semah,Empurau,Hampala and others.
|Playground for monkeys and human.|
Dead trunks and branches that fall into river provide homes and shelters to many river dwellers like masheer,hampala,upper river snakehead and other fish...
|To the trees!!!|
The more you look at these trees,the more you appreciate them.Cruising through on a longboat ride underneath their arches give me a feeling that you are entering Rivendell...thus we shall keep these Ents and other nature beauties that we borrow from the future generations, survive and thrive through developement,commercial farming like oil palm,hidro electric dams and other 'progresses'...
|Minimize hyper tension...|
|Keep you focus|
|And get rewarded..|
|Always see below the surface..|
|Flow may change..|
|The colour and shape..|
|Batu kudi or storm rock😊|
|The forgotten Lamborghini...|
|Dead branches provide firewood for campers.|
|King prawn here much sweeter than those found in the lower rivers.|
|Small branch good to toast your bread in the morning...|
(Dipterocarpus oblongifolius) is called Neram in Malay
Read more about this tree HERE