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Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig


Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig)

This very large Australia native, the Moreton Bay Fig in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. has a spread of 145 feet and is 80 feet tall with a trunk girth of 42 feet. It has many aerial roots. This tree will celebrate its 100 birthday in 2010 and it still a young teenager.
: > ) Photo taken Dec. 26, 2009.



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Wow !

27 Dec, 2009

 

Louise1:

It's very difficult to really comprehend the enormity of this tree. In its native Queensland, Australian where they grow to 200 feet / 61 meters tall and can cover more than an acre of land.

One in Glendora, CA (located near Los Angeles, CA) has a height of almost 100 feet / 31 meters tall and covers 1/4 acre.

27 Dec, 2009

 

They are wondrous pieces of nature.

27 Dec, 2009

 

You mean ONE tree is that huge!!

27 Dec, 2009

 

WOW.......

27 Dec, 2009

 

Louise1:

I agree 100%!

Amblealice:

Yes, the "Banyan type" Ficus, which this is one...grow to just mind-boggling sizes...some species can cover many acres in the tropics. Ficus bengalensis - Indian Banyan tree is a good example. Some in their native India are estimated to be around 5,000 years old and cover acres.

Clarice:

Yes, it's a big "WOW" : > )

27 Dec, 2009



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