The Dakit Tree in Toledo City is said to be at least 97 years old since residents first took note of its presence in 1920. But, it is also possible for the tree to be a hundred years old or older. The Dakit Tree of Toledo City is located in Barangay Ilihan and close to the new city hall building of Toledo.
There are many stories about the Dakit Tree in Toledo City. According to some locals, a passenger bus once stopped close to the tree, but no one got off. There were also some residents who say they see lights at night close to the tree. But, they have no idea as to where the lights came from. Some neighbors also said they would see animals emerging from the tree before disappearing.
One story was about a lumberjack who attempted to cut down the tree starting with the branches. But, he mysteriously died even though he was healthy and fit. Some said his death was caused by a mysterious illness while others have said that he died since he was trying to cut down the tree.
While these stories about the Dakit Tree of Toledo City can easily catch anyone’s imagination, we should consider the fact that the Philippines is home to many myths and legends. Some of them may even have been influenced by other cultures. We may take these stories with a grain of salt, but they can also teach us about the importance of protecting Mother Nature for the future generations.
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