FIRST - Neem Tree Planted in the Cayman Islands - George Town, Cayman Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 19° 17.799 W 081° 22.869
17Q E 459955 N 2133695
Quick Description: The first neem tree planted in the Cayman Islands is located on the grounds of Rotary Centennial Park at the intersection of Fort Street and District Bus Depot Road in George Town, Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands.
Location: Cayman Islands
Date Posted: 4/19/2022 1:47:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM162C4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The neem tree is a member of the mahogany family and is native to the Indian subcontinent and many African countries. It is highly prized in traditional medicine for its medicinal value. A plaque in front of the neem tree is inscribed:

Azadirachta indica

The Village Pharmacy

This Neem tree was the first one planted in the Cayman Islands.
The seeds were brought from Montserrat in October 1975 by
Dr. Joseph Jackman
Director of Agriculture 1974-1976
Chief Agricultural and Veterinary Officer 1976-1982.

The Neem tree is one of the world's most beneficial
plants and it has been used in Indian medicine
for thousands of years.

The Neem and the Mahogany are in the Meliaceae family.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 10/1/1975

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