Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gija Jumulu an indigenous gift.....!!

This fabulous Baobab tree called Gija Jumulu is 750 years old and in 2008 was relocated to Kings Park, Perth as a gift from the indigenous people of the Warmun region in the Kimberley's 3,200 kms away. The tree is 14meters high,  eight metres wide and 2.5 meters in diameter, so you can imagine the logistics of moving such a huge, live  'pressie' as they say in Australia!! The reason for it's move was to make way for the development of The Great Northern Highway, thank goodness it wasn't destroyed and it is expected to live for a further 750 years, pretty impressive by any standards.....!!

29 comments:

  1. un arbre , deux troncs, mais quel chemin suivre ?

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  2. Wow I can't believe they would even attempt to move such a majestic tree. Thank goodness it survived. I had no idea that any tree lived that long!

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  3. Amazing...to consider moving such a tree...more amazing that it tolerated the assault and is determined to survive. Bravo, Tree!

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  4. How on earth do you move a 750 year old tree and preserve its root system? I'm impressed.

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  5. That is pretty remarkable. That is is already that old, that it COULD be moved, and that it has a long remaining life expectancy. I don't expect to be around to confirm that it makes it 750 more years.

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  6. I think some people call that a "Butt Crack tree" - sorry my "filter" wasn't working properly!

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  7. Thats a cool gift...its indeed a giant tree and looks majestic.

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  8. Super impressive tree, move, post!


    Aloha from Waikiki;


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  9. That is a lot of years, even for a tree! How wonderful that it was saved. If only it could talk and tell you all the things it's seen.

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  10. Maybe the roots are very shallow if it normally grows in a dry climate, which would make it more feasible to move.

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  11. It could tell us many many things !!!
    Regards,

    Pierre
    http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

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  12. Incredible tree. I'm amazed that they were able to move it without killing it.

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  13. Incredibile!
    Have a nice day
    ciao
    Matteo

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  14. First thought - a pair of legs! 750 years old? makes me feel pretty insignificant!

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  15. Very impressive, thank you for sharing this with us! :)

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  16. The picture says it all, a remarkable tree indeed!

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  17. Great to see this photo Grace. It's wonderful that the moving and replanting of this magnificent tree has been so successful.

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  18. I've seen a documentary on TV about these tree specialists who take care of the plants as they are being transferred to their new destinations. This tree is so magnificent! I hope it lives for a long long time :D

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  19. An interesting and amazing story about this tree. We cherish our "heritage trees" here and feel that it is important to protect them. Your Baobab trees are incredible.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  20. a huge tree with such great history,
    interesting to know there is one as old as this.
    the grains are just impressive.

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  21. What an incredible story, gift as well.

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  22. I cannot fathom how you move a tree this old and it lives. Bravo!!!
    V

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  23. I just love baobabs! There are so many magnificent ones growing in the country of my birth...

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  24. My favourite african tree! I've seen such amazing shapes. Some grown up ones have been planted in Lisbon for EXPO 98 but, sadly, they didn't survive the winter...

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  25. That's quite a tree! Glad it survived the onslaught of modern life:-)

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