Trees have symbolized life since ancient times, and are an integral part of our life, supplying the planet with oxygen, food, heat and building materials..
An unusual tree
In this In this article I want to talk about the most unusual tree in South America – a giant cashew tree growing on the beach 20 kilometers south of the Brazilian city of Natal.
An unusual tree in South America
It is known that this tree was planted in 1888 by a fisherman named Luis Inacio de Oliveira, who died at the age of 93 in its shade.
Giant cashew tree
In 1994, “Maior cajueiro do mundo” entered the Guinness Book of Records as a tree covering an area of about 8500 square meters (about 500 meters in circumference), which is even more than a standard football field.
A huge tree, the city of Natal
The unusual growth of the tree is explained by a combination of two anomalies. First, instead of growing upward, its branches grow sideways, and over time, by virtue of their own weight, lean towards the ground. Secondly, upon contact with the ground, the branches begin to develop roots, and then begin to grow again from these new roots. It looks like there are many individual cashew trees here, but it's actually just one cashew tree.
Giant tree in South America
The average yield from this huge tree is about 2.5 tons of nuts annually.
Cashew Tree Harvest
Cashew tree, South America
South America, unusual tree
Tree near the beach in Natal
A tree covering an area of about 8500 square meters
Tree, about 500 meters in circumference
The tree is larger than a football field