Baobab Tree in Frederiksted, Saint Croix - Encircle Photos

9 Baobab Tree in Frederiksted, Saint Croix

Estimates suggest the seeds for this baobab tree arrived from Africa and were planted over 250 years ago. The upside-down tree (also the tree of life) can reach a height of almost 100 feet with a truck girth of 50 feet. Most amazing is the tree’s ability to retain more than 30,000 gallons of water. Locals call this marvel Guinea Almond. This is the oldest baobab tree in the Virgin Islands. However, it is still relatively young because baobab trees can live over 2,000 years. There was a gruesome moment in this tree’s history. In 1878, a dozen women involved in the Fireburn riot where burned alive at the Grove Place baobab.

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Highway 76 & Hwy 705, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, USVI

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