Gija Jumulu - 750 years old boab in Kings Park by gosia

Gija Jumulu - 750 years old boab in Kings Park

Gija Jumulu is a boab tree (Adansonia gregorii) which was transported 3,200 kilometres (2,000 mi) from Telegraph Creek, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to Kings Park in Perth. This was the longest land journey of a similar sized tree in history.
The tree was removed to make way for the construction of a road bridge on Great Northern Highway and was replanted in Kings Park on 20 July 2008.
The 36-tonne tree is estimated to be 750 years old and is named from the local indigenous people near Warmun, the Gija, and their word for boab trees, Jumulu. Boabs are believed to live up to 2,000 years.
What an unusual tree and a very interesting story. Lovely photo overlooking the water!
July 4th, 2014  
Jo
Wonderful shot.
July 4th, 2014  
Great photo, and I hope it lasts another 750 years!
July 4th, 2014  
@joeymc It will lovely to meet one day.
July 4th, 2014  
Wow, what an interesting looking tree and a great capture of it.
July 4th, 2014  
I just love baobab tree - upside down with the roots showing!!! Fabulous capture! I have seen a baobab that is 3000 years old, and climbed inside where they made a pub/bar - such fun!
July 4th, 2014  
This is a new tree for me! Does it ever have leaves?
July 4th, 2014  
That is amazing information, a long ways to move a huge tree.
July 5th, 2014  
@annepann Anne, boabs grow mainly in Africa, but there are here in the north part of Western Australia as well ( seeds brought by birds ? )
They have leaves. I will take another photo for you, when our boab in will have them.
July 5th, 2014  
I look forward to seeing what it looks like with leaves.
July 5th, 2014  
you have got a new fan! these trees command respect, don't they!
July 5th, 2014  
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