Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
David the Goliath
David the Goliath
The African Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata) was blown down on the bus during Hurricane David on August 29th 1979. Fortunately the bus was empty at the time.
The main stem is now more than 21 ft (6.4 m) in circumference and the two large “trees” are 19 ft (3.1 m) in girth. The 150 mph (241 kph) winds destroyed many trees within the Botanic Garden over a period of 6 hours.
Caption: The Botanic Gardens the day after Hurricane David, August, 1979.
Location. 15° 17.894′ N, 61° 22.96′ W. Marker is in Roseau, Saint George. Marker is on Independence Street just east of Bath Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker and bus are on the grounds of the Dominica Botanic Gardens. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roseau Cathedral (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Morne Bruce Garrison (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Morne Bruce Garrison (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Anglican Church Carnegie Library of Roseau (approx. half a kilometer away); World Wars Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Glory to the French from Dominica (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseau.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.