Misshapen Milo

A milo tree shaped by the wind at Upolu Airport Hawaii

This Milo tree was planted at Upolu Airport several years ago to provide shade for those visiting the area. The picnic table was positioned around the same time and chained to the tree so that no one would nick it!

Fast forward a few years, and the tree has grown and does provide shade, but it’s not what one might think of as a typical shade tree. The robust trade winds that blow here have given the tree its odd shape, a 90° bend not being typical of Milo trees growth. However, it still produces the most lovely blooms that I’ve posted about before here.

It will be interesting to see what it looks like in another five years. Probably a somewhat larger version of this photo, unless the winds get the better of it.

Posted in response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here.


15 thoughts on “Misshapen Milo

        1. Graham Post author

          It is pronounced! Yesterday I was down there and noticed the picnic table had disappeared. Hopefully it’s just been taken in for refinishing as opposed to being stolen!


    1. Graham Post author

      It does in this photo. I was quite surprised when I noticed this. For shade at other times it probably needs to gain a little height and breadth.


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