A Really Big Tree!

Though not included on the web page of Monumental Trees of Costa Rica, it is a very wide tree that Walter knew about and we stopped for it along Highway 1 near San Ramon Canton. You can best understand how wide it is in the photo of me standing by it. It is obviously not anywhere close to the tallest with what appears to have been it’s crown broken off, maybe in a storm. But it’s still a nice big Ceiba Tree to stop for! And too wide to put your arms around! 🙂

A very wide Ceiba Tree – see comparison to a person in 3rd photo.

It was probably very tall before the crown broke off, maybe in a storm?
All Ceiba Trees are wide, but you can tell that this one is really wide!

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

― Hal Borland

¡Pura Vida!

And of course I have a Trees Gallery! 🙂

5 Replies to “A Really Big Tree!”

  1. Gosh — there is enough cordwood in that tree to heat my (former)new hampshire house for many years and probably enough to heat my Atenas casita for several centuries. ???

    1. And wait until you see my Saturday post–two men have spent this whole week cutting down my favorite tree here in RV and I’m not happy! For somebody, cutting down an ancient tree is less important than build an ugly expensive house which is probably what will happen there by the cow pasture.

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