She added: "It's a liquid amber tree
- its leaves go the most beautiful colour in the autumn - but they grow so big and the branches absorb a lot of water when it rains, which goes to the ends of the branches, and it just can't support the weight, hence them breaking off...
All Dominican amber seems to come from a single extinct species, the so-called amber tree, Hymenaea protera, the precursor to the algarrobo, or locust, with thirteen extant species.
The amber tree was apparently a prodigious resin producer, oozing such rapid flows that hopping and flying insects could be caught in its sticky trap unaware.
The arrangements included Liquid Amber trees
, roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and berries, representing the autumn months.
The West Steps leading up to St George's were lined on each side with a carpet of stunning blooms, and Liquid Amber trees
Savour local honey in the coffee shops of Siana, sit among the liquid amber trees
of Petalhoudes - the Valley of the Butterflies and watch hundreds of Jersey Tiger Moths take flight.
The colours of the orange, camphor and liquid amber trees
, the coral and jacaranda flowers will be delicate complements to the strong architectural elements.
We've got all kinds of things in the garden - conifers, holly bushes, daisies, roses and amber trees