25 November 2012

Ficus macrophylla

In the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

a network of tree roots

aerial roots make it down into the ground again for stability, the other side of the pathway
looking like a solitary tree of its very own, but not.

Imagine that!  In 1881 it was recorded that the largest of the old trees on Lord Howe Island (about 600 klms north-east of Sydney), covered an area of about 1 hectare.



14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! that root on the other side of the walkway is really cool - and sort of creepy. but fascinating!

diane b said...

Great photos of such a huge tree. It is related to the one on my post. One hectare that must have been something to see.

Dianne said...

They look like creatures with many legs ..... amazing what we find in Botanic Gardens.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this special tree and the botanic garden. Great work !

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of this beautiful tree.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Irma.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, what an interesting looking tree. so neat!! ( :

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It looks like something out of the imagination of a Hollywood director. An amazing adaptation of Nature indeed. Thanks for showing it. Now to go figure out how big an hectare is.

Shaun Gibbs said...

those are some crazy ass roots. Cant imagine the damage that they would do it they got under your house.

Judy said...

A hectare!! One tree!!! OMG!! That is huge!!! I love the root set down on the far side of the path!! I would love to have an arbour with lilacs coming to meet overhead, but having one tree form the whole arbour would be even more cool!!

Love the cockatoo in the next post, too!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love your interesting tree. Looks like it would make a good story Novel.

Excellent shots Carole.

Carole M. said...

one hectare is nudging 2.50 acres John

Jan Castle said...

Florida has ficus trees too...but I have never seen one split exactly like this one!
Amazing!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Stewart M said...

The root systems of the these fig trees are great - they invite you to go and get tangled in them!

Nice pictures.

If you get the chance to go to the Daintree you should take it (assuming you have not already been) - its another world up there.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sharyl said...

These trees look ALIVE! ...and not in the usual sense! Once again, seems like something from a movie. I expect them to take off walking! :-)