A Boab Tree far from home

Say hello to Gija, It’s a boab tree that was transported over 3000kms south from around Derby in the far north of Western Australia to Kings Park near the city. No one is sure how Boabs ever came here from Madagascar or Africa and I’m sure it doesn’t like the cold mornings but seems to be doing OK. They can also be called Bottle or Upside down trees. It was a beautiful winters day for a cycle.

Here’s some more information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gija_Jumulu

I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

8 response to "A Boab Tree far from home"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: August 20, 2019

    Thanks for posting this, Lednar. Boabs are the oddest looking tree, aren’t they? Like a big water jug.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: August 20, 2019

    That is definitely a different looking tree. I have never seen it and find it rather interesting. Thanks for the post.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 20, 2019

      Yes! Love her tree photos. Gave one of her books as a Christmas gift a few years ago.

      Too bad she doesn’t have any bikes in her pictures. 😉

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 20, 2019

    Very unusual tree!
    The trunk stores water for the dry season, so I guess it IS a bottle tree.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 25, 2019

    Thanks for your comments. Here’s a short video showing the journey of Gija, quite an undertaking.

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