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Some creatures on an Albizia outside of Siga de al Vaca in Buenos Aires. Known to cause damage to tips of new growth.
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Don't want to interfere in your conversation but I would love to see the photos too. Is this near the restaurant Siga La Vaca near Puerto Madero? Love the tree in St. Martin park. What are the trees with the large cotton ball seed pods?
Independence Square in the center of Mendoza has some nice large and spreading Tilia...Too bad they aren't native! And they're water hogs! I don't think I saw any native plants in parks/gardens in Mendoza.
While in the city, check out the way deep gutters on the sides of city streets. Also the way they spray a light mist of kerosene on the sidewalks to keep the dust down!
Yes, definitely wine and barbecue (parrillada) land with very late dinners. As a non-drinking, vegetarian, early-to-bed gringo, I was always out of sync!
Keep your eye out for Andean Condors in the hills. Just saw them in the distance myself, but pretty neat. Are you going past the Aconcagua glacier? See it while you can, melting is happening at a pretty good clip! Climate change and timberline stuff was what got me out there, more than 10 years ago now.