Philippine Coral Tree, or what the locals call as “takip-asin”, is a type of shrub endemic to the Philippines which grows profusely around the country's tropical landscape. Its branches are harvested for its softwood qualities, ideal for the production of birdhouses, planters, and other twig decors. When its branches are cut for the production of such items, new stems regenerate almost instantaneously, making it an ecological and sustainable choice for twig decors.
Galtang is a climbing plant that grows widely in the Philippines. This plant is large-stemmed with up to 10 cm in diameter, while its bark is "corky gray" with white wood. Aside from its use in basket weaving, Galtang is also used to make rope for tying livestock and hauling.
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