|The 3 balitbitan trees in Arki's atrium|
|The balitbitan trees against the background of Arki's iconic yellow|
|The canopy is covered with white-green color when the young leaves emerge|
|Detail of balitbitan's young leaves|
Today, almost a decade after, I am no longer a student but a teacher in my former college. The three balitbitan trees stand much taller and far too bigger than what I expected. For years I witnessed them bringing out their iconic white leaves and I have watched the leaves turn from from light color to dark green. Their habit and appearance have become a vital part of the atrium's landscape.