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Don’t get near the Sandbox Tree…

The Sandbox tree is a member of the spurge family, is considered one of the most dangerous trees in the world.


• Grows 90 to 130 feet tall in its native environment.

• Sandbox tree is native primarily to tropical parts of South America   and the Amazonian Rainforest.

• The tree sap is said to cause an angry red rash, and it can blind you    if it gets in your eyes. It has been used to make poison darts.

• Sandbox tree fruit looks like little pumpkins.

• Once they dry into seed capsules, they become ticking time bombs.

• When fully mature, they explode with a loud bang and fling their   hard, flattened seeds at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour and   distances of over 60 feet.

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