This magnificent tree is a Rain Tree. In this area there are a number of wonderful specimens.
This particular tree is located on an old War War II Japanese airfield. There were four of them that formed the shape of an arrow-head from the air. Allied aircraft used them as a marker for their bombing raids.
One has gone but the Papauan New Guinea gentleman who owns the land is now the guardian of the three remaining trees and has protected them from damage (people often light fires under them). He said they are historical monuments and must be cared for.