Disneyland is celebrating the Pirates of the Caribbean by selling a limited-edition slab of wood.
This pricey piece of forestry is cut from the Rusty Fig trees that decorated the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Park worker and forester Rhonda Wood discovered that the trees were dying and knew they needed to be removed. Instead of disposing of the trees, she pitched an idea to preserve them by cutting them into souvenir slabs of wood.
Only 45 pieces of the wood are available in what is now known as the Pirates of the Caribbean Heritage Timeline. Each slab features a plaque that tells of the tree’s history and role in the beloved Pirates park attraction. The Rusty Figs were planted in 1987 at the theme park and updated in 2006.
“The purpose of this work is to preserve a special part of Disneyland Resort history while showcasing the beauty nature creates all around us,” the plaque reads.
Many people in the United States are not familiar with the Rusty Fig tree. The tree is a species of flowering plant native to eastern Australia, which makes it extra special.
Visitors to Disneyland Park in Anaheim can grab the wood while supplies last. Will you be adding this Pirates of the Caribbean collectible to your trophy case?