03 November 2009
The Dun Tree
The trees in the wet, low lands of Sri Lanka usually are very tall. Some trees grow even up to the heights of 30 – 40m. Hora, Bu-Hora, Thiniya Dun, Dun and Nawada are some of the tallest species.
The above Dun tree which is easily about 140 feet tall is popular as the tallest tree in the wet zone of Sri Lanka. You may find taller trees in Sinharaja Forest Reserve and some other places, but this tree should be one of the tallest in Sri Lanka. Its significance is amplified, since it is situated by the side of a main road.
If you ever travel along Agalawaththa - Kalawana road, you will see this tree in the village of Athwelthota, between Akasa Bokkuwa and the boundary of Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.