Square Trees #20 – The Bottle Tree

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

The Bottle Tree, Brachychiton rupestris, commonly known as the narrow-leaved bottle tree or Queensland bottle tree, is a tree in the family Malvaceae native to Queensland. The shape is swelling due to the water held in its trunk.

Your tree song for today

In Grafton, my nearest town, is an avenue of Bottle Trees in Robinson St

Some are quite round

The bark and texture is amazing

Some have very different shapes

and some are always looking at you

A Bottle Tree is just the right tree to post for sharing a bottle or two celebrating a birthday don’t you think?