You will never guess the name of this tree! The tree has a double name. There are 2 clues……
The first word is a kind of stew served in New Orleans…..
The second is a dance for very flexible people…..
Here’s the tree….
Looks like most trees….right? (It really is a tree.) It has roots, leaves and a trunk. Look a little closer…
The wood is very light and easy to carve.
Sometimes the tree is called the tourist tree. Just like some visitors to Florida who forget their sunscreen, the bark turns red and peels. (Ha! Ha! ) : )
The scientific name is Bursera simaruba, but the common name is ….ready?