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Aruba, Eagle Beach

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Wim de Vries on October 31, 2008

This is the so-called divi-divi tree on Eagle Beach on Aruba as it was featured on many postcards, posters and promotional material on Aruba for years. Aruba is known for its strangely shaped trees called 'divi-divis'. The growth and shape of this tree is formed by the steady winds from the northeast that cool the island. The divi-divi on Eagle beach (actually a kind of mangrove called Fofoti) was a particularly fine example and people loved to take pictures with this pretty tree in the background. Sadly, in february 2006 vandals found it necessary to take a saw to the tree and cut down half of it. Efforts were made to prop up the tree, hoping that somehow the ends would grow back together, but to no result. So, sadly enough, the tree remains cut down and so serves as a symbol of the cruelty of man toward nature. Shame!

Maria Meiser on April 13, 2009

HM, ein Traum. Wunderschön, Wim

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on May 16, 2009

Very interesting and sad story there, DiVi tree. But you, your gallery and enjoy the forest I saw my attention. Congratulations.. Wim,

Greetyings İsmail

Wim de Vries on May 16, 2009

The tree has recovered, İsmail have a look at this picture at the right.

Thanks for visiting!

Greetings from Bonn, Wim

Antonrdm on June 23, 2009

Actually, this tree is not a Divi Divi Tree (Caesalpinia coriara), but a Buttonwood rree (Conocarpus erecta). Almost all of Arubas tree species has this growth habit, not just the Divi Divi tree.

Antonrdm on June 23, 2009

This is a very beautiful picture, though, of Aruba's famous Fofoti tree (the local Arubian name for the Buttonwood tree). and it is true, the tree is recovering.

AngelUzquiza on April 19, 2011

Wonderful place, Wim!


Best regards,


Jaime Alberto Valenc… on November 13, 2014


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    by Wim de Vries