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Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig


Ficus macrophylla - Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)

This is a large Ficus macrophllya in Balboa Park, San Diego,CA.
The park actually has larger F. macrophllyas but this tree seems to get the most attention.



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wow its huge

16 Sep, 2008

 

Does the trunk have hollow parts?
How old is the tree?

16 Sep, 2008

 

The trunk is not hallow. The trunk and branches are extremely massive.
I will post more pictures of this amazing tree.

Like I said this is one of the smaller trees in California. In San Dimas, CA
(Northest of Los Angeles) there's a tree that is 85 feet tall and covers a quarter of an acre. This is know as the largest F. macrophylla in the continental United States.

There's also a very famous tree in Santa Barbara, CA called "The Giant Fig"
which is Ficus macrophylla, it is over 60 feet tall and has a spread of over 176 feet. It was planted in 1876.

Here an article: http://edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?id=853

Balboa Park Fig: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM33ZW

17 Sep, 2008

 

Delonix1. ~
Looking forward to more pictures.
Please put a note here when you've uploaded any, so that we don't miss them. Thanks.

17 Sep, 2008

 

I have uploaded a few more Ficus pictures today. I will add more in the near future.

Thanks for the comments,
Andy

17 Sep, 2008

 

Thanks. I'll take a look now.

17 Sep, 2008

 

The trunk is more massive then I thought they could do here.
That's like 4 Shin Park F.m side by side.

10 Sep, 2016



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