The Prison Tree

The Boab Prison Tree on the edge of Derby, WA is huge, squat, gnarled and old. Used as a lock up in the early days of European settlement it is estimated at about 1500 years of age. Boabs don’t have rings so a more accurate figure can’t be ascertained.

Prison Tree, Derby, WA

8 thoughts on “The Prison Tree

  1. What a marvelous tree! In Greece we don’t have baobabs, but we do have olives and planes that are thousands of years old. I absolutely adore them. Why is it called the prison tree?


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