Postie & Sue doing the "mail run".

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boab Trees

These are the most awesome tree! Some of the big ones are between 1500 to 2000 years old.

At this time of the year they are losing their foliage for the dry season, but are lush and green in the wet!

I have yet to see a dead one and I have been looking, so except when man bulldozers them down they just keep on going.

When you get a group like this it is called a family, there is usually one big parent tree in the middle and all the baby's and teenagers around. Some people here in Kununurra are lucky enough to have them in their front gardens! I want one! I think they are fabulous!

According to google the big ones can hold up to 100,000 litres of water in a fibrous material inside the main trunk.

Hmm, just wont quite fit on the roof of the car, maybe I will have to leave it behind and settle for a nut (as in boab nut).

Didn't get to see the one they used to use for a jail back in the early days, maybe next time around.

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