The Palo Verde tree grows only in the Sonoran Desert. It provides shelter and creates a pea pod that serves as food for many animals. This tree is the tallest desert tree, growing up to 30 feet high and can, though rare, live for up to 1,500 years! Ironwood from this tree is so dense and heavy it will sink in water. The Seri Indians make carvings from this wood. You’ve seen such carvings displayed by the beach vendors and in curio shops all over Rocky Point.