Gumbo Limbo Tree / by Dave Hileman

I never heard of this tree, native to south Florida. There were several growing on the grounds of the DeSoto National Memorial. This was the king. Very interesting trees. Turns out they are the preferred wood for traditional carousal horses. Who knew? This one is ill and a sign was posted that said "Tree in Crisis, do not touch." Never saw that on any sign either. Two new things and barely into the park. Visit the 416 National Park Sites and learn new stuff. What a deal.