Roma Bottle Trees

Roma is the home of the bottle tree. Not to be confused with the Boab and more consistent in their shape, Bottle trees live to a very old age and it is said that trees that were recorded by the explorer Major Mitchell in 1846 are still alive. The townsfolk of Roma have planted a bottle tree in honour of each of its World War One soldiers lost during the war. There are 138 trees in the avenue of honour. “Their lives would live on. As long as Roma existed they would never be forgotten”.

Roma bottle tree

Roma, Qld. Google Maps

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5 thoughts on “Roma Bottle Trees

  1. I didn’t realize that there were two different kinds of these trees, I just called them all Boabs, silly me. I remember that avenue in Roma and thought it was a wonderful way to keep alive memories of the soldiers.

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