because of its peeling red bark, as in a peeling sunburn
One of the trees at the turn in the paved road is a Huanacaxtle ( or Parota), which I have posted about previously. The other is the the Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba). It has a lovely, graceful shape and a distinctive red bark. Very pretty tree, even when it's leaves have fallen during the dry season.
My source book, "Ornamental Plants and Flowers in Tropical Mexico" says this tree is in the same family as the incenses myrrh and frankincense. The books also says it's easy to start by sticking a branch in the ground. I am going to try it this afternoon.
The tree in the Churchyard is another Huanacaxtle. It is a huge tree, and it shades the entire Churchyard. The large church bell hangs from a branch of that tree, as do pinatas during various fiestas. It must be a very, very, old tree. People use the giant roots protruding from the earth as benches during Mass and other events. Apparently it was damaged during the 2002 Hurricann Kenna, but it still looks good, in my uneducated opinion. The Church is to the right.