Residents at Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes live in perfect harmony with mother nature right in the middle of the city. It is also the first master-planned garden community in Paco, Manila.
I am sure you noticed that the tower names are inspired by popular species of trees in the Philippines. To truly appreciate the inspiration behind the tower name, I put this page together.
Molave tree is indigenous to the Philippines and Indonesia. The tree grows from 20-25 meters with bole erect trunk and long upward branches. The bark cracks and flanks in small and large chunks, brown to greyish brown and matted with moss on some spots.
Molave trees are drought tolerant and are fast growing. The tree is tolerant of infertile soils and can withstand strong winds.
Molave barks and leaves are used in the preparation of traditional medicines and are made into herbal teas and pills. Molave timber is used for boat building, light constructions, interior works, high-class furniture, musical instruments, decorative veneers and flooring, tools and handicrafts. In addition, red dye can be extracted from the heartwood.
The Mahogany tree is one of the magnificent giants of the forest. Rising straight and tall to over a hundred feet from great buttresses at the roots, it emerges above the canopy of the surrounding trees with a crown of large, shining green leaves.
Mahogany has generally straight grain and is usually free of voids and pockets. It has a reddish-brown color, which darkens over time, and displays a reddish sheen when polished. It has excellent workability, and is very durable. These properties make it a favorable wood for crafting cabinets and furniture.
Mahogany also resists wood rot, making it attractive in boat construction. It is also often used for musical instruments, particularly the backs of acoustic guitars and drums shells because of its ability to produce a very deep, warm tone compared to other commonly used woods like Maple and Birth.
Mahogany is the national tree of Dominican Republic and Belize. It also appears on the national seal of Belize.
Maple is planted as ornamental trees by homeowners, businesses and municipalities. Norway maple is especially popular as it is fast-growing and extremely cold-resistant. Acer is the genus of maple tree and it is derived from Latin word meaning “sharp”, referring to the characteristic points on the maple leaves. A red maple leaf is the prominent feature of the flag of Canada. Most maple trees grows to 10-45 meters in height.
Maples are important as source of syrup and wood. Dried wood is often used for the smoking of food. They are also cultivated as ornamental plants and have benefits for tourism and agriculture.