The holm oak known in Maltese as is-siġra tal-ballut, is native of the Mediterranean region. It is thought that in the past, huge areas of the Maltese islands were covered by evergreen forests characterised by holm oaks. However, this habitat was virtually exterminated following colonisation by man and the grazing effect of introduced sheep and goats.
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The highest number of weddings originates from Ireland and UK but Malta is fast becoming known as an attractive place to get married for German, Polish, Hungarian, Scandinavian and also Asian couples, foremost of which Japan.
In addition to the planting of a tree, a heart shaped plaque with the couple’s name, date of marriage and place of residence will be placed on the tree. Couples can visit the tree at the park or even be present, sho
The newly-wed couple can opt to choose one of three indigenous trees, which are the Aleppo Pine Tree, locally known as iz-Znuber; the Holm Oak Tree, locally known as Is-Sigra tal-Ballut and the Sandarac Gum Tree, locally known as Gharghar. All Trees are grown from local seeds by Nature Trust (Malta) in a forestation project and will be cared by Nature Trust Volunteers.uld they wish to, for the planting of the tree. As a memento of their marriage and their contribution towards making this Nature Park in the South East of Malta greener, couples will also be given a certificate with a photo of the tree or of the couple planting the tree.
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Endemics of Maltese plants
Here is a wide gallery with names and photos of unique plants of Malta.