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Wonderboom Tree Trunk
Pretoria

The Wonderboom tree has an original trunk now over 5 meters in diameter, and 13 daughter trunks over an area of 1,5 ha.

This walkway has been built over the area of the trunks of the Wonderboom, so that visitors do not damage the tree.

The Wonderboom was discovered in 1836 by the Voortrekkers, under Hendrik Potgieter, who named it the Wonderboom, or Wonder Tree.

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Tags: wonderboom; tree; voortrekkers; national monument; nature reserve; pretoria; south africa
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