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Monday, September 11, 2006

Big Tree

Bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestris)

Walk north along Ann Street to take the steps at the Shrine of Remembrance down to Anzac Square to some unusual bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestris).

Their common name comes from their unusual habit of developing a swollen trunk. The trees are related to the popular flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius).

Anzac Square is a national war memorial, dedicated on Remembrance Day of 11 November 1930. It has three pathways that converge - one each for the air force, army and navy.

Colonel Cameron, a light horseman from the Boer War, donated these trees to the square in honour of the Queensland contingents who fought in the war. It's believed that he took the trees from his Roma property.

At least three of the bottle trees have been replaced over the years:

* one in the middle of the walkway in the 1970s
* a second in the 1980s, replaced with a tree donated from private land at Wynnum
* a tree from Roma was planted in recent years to replace a third tree lost from wound decay

Peace on Earth and an end to Terrorism.


Blogger Joe said...

it looks like a big carrot! the one like in the cartoon.

7:31 pm  
Blogger Joe said...

Is this tree from Roma?

7:34 pm  
Blogger Darren said...

From Brisbane Daily Photo - I'm not sure if this one is the one from Roma.

Some information on Roma - Roma sits at the junction of the Warrego and Carnarvon highways, 261km west of Dalby in Queensland Australia.

10:11 pm  
Blogger Curly said...

I've never seen a tree like this before Darren, thanks!

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6:12 am  
Anonymous Millie said...

That is a great tree I have a guge one in the garden its branches hang over the homebase garden furniture giving shade, I am a little that the roots may be running under the house and cause foundations problems.

10:02 pm  
Anonymous Billy Carder said...

Love the fat tree, I travel constantly and I am never without my trusty asda digital camera to record my travels, I love that a memory card can store your life in photos.

10:13 pm  
Anonymous Teeji said...

Haha..cute bottle tree..hard to find one here at sydney..Fantastic blog..

4:58 pm  

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