Acacia sieberiana (paperbark thorn)
Sad but true…
This is a pioneer tree, meaning it provides initial protection for new species establishing themselves underneath its canopy. It dies after a short life of only about 30 years when fungi starts parasiting off the trunk.
Fortunately the largest Acacia sieberiana tree on the Old Joe’s Kaia property is in the centre of the labyrinth and still going strong, providing shelter and comfort to all that live or visit in or below its massive canopy.