In the late 1970's or early 80's, a law was passed in Asuncion that trees could not be cut down in the city. This has resulted in a few problems in electrical wires, but a gorgeous and very green city. One of these trees is called the lapacho. This tree is absolutely beautiful and is all over the city. Right now is its flowering period, and the pink flowers are a symbol of winter in Paraguay. This picture doesn't quite do the tree justice, but its the best I can do for now. Around our school playground, there are four or five huge lapacho trees that grace the sidewalks with their small pink flowers.