A love of trees stops me dead in my tracks. Trees of all sorts (except palm trees which do nothing at all except to look tropical) have an angular beauty that leads the eyes up to sky. Their roots dig deep into the ground, occasionally emerging here and there.
Only recently I stood on a mass of tangled, twisted roots which caught
my breath, took it away. The tree is a Fig Tree at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Fallbrook, California. Here are some photos.
The Moreton Bay Fig Tree was brought to California by an Australian seaman who gave it to a girl, who then planted it. It was originally planted in 1876 up in Santa Barbara area, and then replanted in a warmer spot. Moreton Bay is the source of the seed. Now these trees are appreciated by all who see them, and are protected. The tree's canopy is about 198 feet across, the height is 200 ft. or more, and the trunk circumference is about 42 feet. The observable roots are roughly the same as the tree's canopy. They are a form of banyon trees. Look again: Take another gasp. Source of infor
|Moreton Bay Fig, from Australia to California a blurry photo for sure|