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Boabab Tree in Queen's Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HanSohn
N 13° 05.935 W 059° 36.555
21P E 217073 N 1449535
Quick Description: The largest and oldest tree in Barbados.
Location: Barbados
Date Posted: 3/2/2009 5:14:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM5YTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 19

Long Description:
Boabab Tree - Adansonia Digitata

According to the sign at the site:

This tree is the largest and oldest tree in Barbados, standing 90 feet (28 meters) tall with a girth of 81 feet (25 meters). It is estimated to be over one thousand years old. It is not a native species of Barbados, but originated from Ginea, West Africa where it is thought that the seed floated across the Atlantic and grew on the edge of a lagoon.

This area is now the existing park and playing field.

A special thanks to Team Marzipan and Golfergirl for bringing us to the Geocache nearby; Boabab Tree (Queen's Park) (GC1KJ5M)

10 minute walk from downtown. 40 minute walk from the cruise terminal.
Genus/Species: Boabab Tree - Adansonia Digitata

Height: 90

Girth: 81

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 1000

Historical significance:
This tree is the largest and oldest tree in Barbados.


Planter: Believed to come from Africa via the Atlantic Ocean (as per sign)

Website reference: [Web Link]

Walk time: 5

Photograpy coordinates: N 13° 05.924 W 059° 36.560

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A closeup picture of your GPS receiver in your hand, with the tree in the background, is required. If the tree is on private property, this closeup photograph with the tree in the background may be taken from the nearest public vantage point without actually going to the tree.
The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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