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Ficus elastica 'Decora' - Rubber Tree Trunk


Ficus elastica 'Decora' - Rubber Tree Trunk

This Rubber tree trunk is next to the Balboa Theater in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. This pics show how large the trunks grow in time. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2010.



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Lovely shot!
Those roots must be paying havoc with the building though?

4 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Thanks! I'd love to measure the circumference of this tree's trunk...I'm guessing it's probably 12 feet/ 4 meters or more.

Rubber trees are notorious for lifting the foundation of homes, sidewalks and getting into water pipes.

4 Oct, 2010

 

I can see the roots snaking everywhere! Hope thats not someone's house there!

4 Oct, 2010

 

Tetrarch:

It's the Balboa Theater in Balboa Park.

4 Oct, 2010

 

Oh dear!

4 Oct, 2010

 

Yikes! I see a bond vote coming up!

4 Oct, 2010

 

This tree has probably been here for 70 years or more. It's a historical park tree which would never be removed...however, I'm sure there's been some work done to this theater because of root damage.

5 Oct, 2010

 

I just have this vision of the actors having to step over the roots on stage while there performing :o))....LOL

6 Oct, 2010

 

Mushybanna:

It is quite possible...it does an extensive root system...flaring out several hundred yards/ meters. Luckily, most of the roots would be underground.

6 Oct, 2010



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