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Sandbox trees?

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Sandbox trees?

I have been intrigued by the sandbox tree or dynamite tree (also called monkey-no-climb) for quite some time. We have a trip planned to stay in Barbados which is one of the countries they grow in. Just wondering if anyone knows where as I would live to see one in person.

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1. Re: Sandbox trees?

I believe the huge tree, that is over 400 years old in the courtyard at St Nicholas Abbey is a Sandbox Tree. See picture here on this link


Apart from the tree, the Abbey is well worth a visit, read about it here, www.stnicholasabbey.com

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2. Re: Sandbox trees?

dont know much about the sandbox tree ,but you have to see the Baobab in Warrens rd St Michael Bridgetown its over 44ft around,and over 250 years old ,very spectacular

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3. Re: Sandbox trees?

I was just talking to someone today in the chattel village in holetown (only caught part of the conversation) & I believe he was talking about the dynamite tree. If I heard correctly, there's one just behind Cafe Carizma where all the chattel shops are.

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4. Re: Sandbox trees?

I would imagine the one in the Chattel Village they were referring to will be the Cannonball tree. It is quite an amazing tree with beautiful flowers which grow from branches curling out of the trunk and all the leaves are on top of the tree. The seeds are in what looks like a cannonball.

There is another tree like it in Bridgetown and I believe another one somewhere else on the island.

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