Category Archives: Mudula

Mudula Fig Tree – called Degale

There is a tree in the center of Mudula. It is enormous. I have written about it before (see Mudula posts in the index). The tree has a story, a story you need to know. And, I want to share a video of the tree embracing it’s village.

A young man from Mudula writes this about the tree: “This tree has got its own name “DEGALE”. This tree-DEGALE, has special historical and cultural attachment to TEMBARO-the general naming for all the people living in Mudula/ Tembaro wereda. There is only one and one DEGALE in the world, the one at Mudula. Understanding the story of DEGALE means knowing the whole story of people around there. When the community elders want to make some decision about the society they use DEGALE as  their gathering place/ meeting hall. The decision that they make under this tree is considered as very serious and serve as a rule/law of the land.”

Witness Degale – –Mudula Tree called Degale

Mudula; A Very Giving Tree

It is said that the fig tree that majestically sits in the middle of  Mudula Town is 600 years old. It must be true; the tree reaches in every direction, it’s arms holding up the past, present, and future generations of Mudula. It’s a glorious landmark that can be seen as you approach  – – an within which you find smiling faces of the community. And, it’s one place you need to ‘see’ in Mudula. And so, until you can see the tree for yourself, please soak up a little piece of it here.

Wordless Wednesday

Mudula Tree, 2011