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Knotted tree

Unread post by moggiedog » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:55 pm

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I am sure many of you have seen this tree in KNP. It always fascinates me and sets me to wondering how it landed up like this.
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Re: Knotted tree

Unread post by UKWAZI » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:14 pm

Hi Moggiedog

This is awesom, where about did you see it in Kruger, I would love to go and investigate because I'm lucky enough to be married to a Horticulturist and plant specialist, maybe my wife can give us some clarification
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Re: Knotted tree

Unread post by moggiedog » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:31 pm

Ukwazi - It is on the left hand side of the road if you are heading from Crocodile bridge to Lower Sabie on the Skukuza/Lower Sabie road.
Unfortunately I deleted the GPS co-ordinates else I could have given you the exact location. If my memory is correct it is only a few kilometers from Croc bridge.
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Re: Knotted tree

Unread post by ruthp » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:36 pm

UKWAZI wrote:Hi Moggiedog

This is awesom, where about did you see it in Kruger, I would love to go and investigate because I'm lucky enough to be married to a Horticulturist and plant specialist, maybe my wife can give us some clarification


So, we are going to be in that area in in two weeks - will we have your report by then? :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Re: Knotted tree

Unread post by moggiedog » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:17 pm

I do know that many moons ago I had my young stallion stolen. When we found him I lead him home and he got a tad out of hand. I was alone and didn't want him to get away so I dug my heels in and I managed to wrap the reins round a small sapling. It got bent over and wrapped around its own trunk
Many years later - when I went back that way - it had grown into a big tree with a strange twisting of the truck - but it was not knotted in the same way as the tree in the pic.
Perhaps a similar thing happened to this tree when it was small and managed to grow into this strange shape.
In my mind I see a young Ellie tormenting the tree - and the tree managed to overcome the odds and survive in its twisted state - who knows.....
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Re: Knotted tree

Unread post by fedrick » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:10 am

Yes same question hits me whenever i go through this way. This is what the natures gift and moreover according to there are very few plants are there in this world which resembles like this. I think we are very lucky to see this plants and this plant has become very famous in KMP. Really amazing tree.


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