New Year Resolution of “Paper Mulberry”!


Dinosaurs, whale, pelicans, etc…Some are already extinct and some are endangered species. But interestingly, when listing them, no one names me! I am especially very much angry at the people of Islamabad.

I am the Paper Mulberry tree.

The people of Islamabad planted me in Islamabad heavily and now I am almost extinct because they have linked me as the main cause behind most of the allergies in Islamabad.

Resistance has always been given a bad name! What most people don’t realize the fact is that resistance is the only thing that promotes growth.

“To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”

Ok, it might be true that I was a source of allergies, but why don’t you -Islooites- realize that I also helped prosper your sense of realization of health?

As I am dying here in Islamabad at the hands of those who planted me, I pray and cry out my new year’s resolution…and that is for Islooites to properly value the importance of mild resistance in the growth of anything positive!

May they learn to see the glass half-full instead of half-empty!!!

8 Comments so far

  1. Stephen (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

    Interesting point… do they just try and call the plant a weed like they do here? (Canada) (Even if a tree?)

    Great post ideas!

  2. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

    OK now you are making them look very inncent and naive … !

    My heart cries for ya but still stop spreading allergies naa … :>

  3. Phil (unregistered) on December 25th, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

    Cant really stand the pungent folliage, but thats a part of Isb so I have no beef with them ;) haha nice post.

  4. 1967 (unregistered) on December 26th, 2006 @ 11:45 am

    I actually made a detailed assesment in a post earlierabout what IAPs are doing to Margalla Hills national park.

    According to a report by the Pakistan Medical Research Council, about 45.5 percent of allergy patients in Islamabad were allergic to pollen from this plant. Paper Mulberry also consumes a lot of water. This decreases the water table, creating a water shortage in the city. This leads to problems, especially during the summer months when demand for water goes up.

  5. WK (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    Yeah you are right Mr. Phil, cut off all those trees and save a lot of water..hhhmmm nice suggestion.

  6. cable (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 9:57 am

    paper mulberry is truly a scourage for Islamabad’s native flora. The tree can quickly choke the native habitat, and as someone pointed out before it sucks up water liek a sponge so less water is remaning for Isloo’s native flora.
    Please, whenever any of you see this plant, please pull itout and make sure to to completely screw up the roots because I have seen this nasty plant when it was pulled restablsish itself!! so please when you pull also destory its root system

  7. mansoor (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    ameen :)

  8. Yoseph (unregistered) on January 1st, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

    These trees are garbage, they are not native here so there is no reason they should have been brought here in the first place. Whoever says Islamabad was naturally a jungle with lots of trees should take a look at pictures of Islamabad from the 50’s and 60’s. It was just like a village with a few fields, these paper mullberies were brought in, they are annoying, make all of us sick and do no good. Cut them ALL down!

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