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an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:28 pm

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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Rand » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:36 am

I looked at the goats under that tree and thought, "Well, that thing's pretty big." Then I zoomed in and saw all the cows and people and realized, "Ahhh! that thing is huge!"

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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:13 pm


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Click on image to see its original size

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_sycomorus

I am assuming the same tree species.

Gets my vote for a world class tree.
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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:18 pm


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moreton_Ba ... alifornia)

In July 1997 the circumference of the tree at 4.5 feet (1.4 m) above ground was 41.5 feet (12.6 m). The average crown spread was 176 feet (54 m) and the total height was 80 feet (24 m). Measured in 2010, the widest spread of the branches is 198 feet (60 m). The trunk diameter above the buttress roots is 12.5 feet (3.8 m).[4]


Doesn't seem as wide as the African ones.
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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:19 am

Lucas- Wow those are Awesome!! I'm with you World class tree!! I'd love to measure that one in Cal. Larry

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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Joe » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:36 pm

Another Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus) says there are over 850 species of fig. I have a "common fig" brought to America from Italy by my grandfather. It's not the original, but a cutting of a cutting, many times. This past year it was very productive producing maybe 25 figs- though it's only 2' tall, which we pick just before they fall- or after they fall, capturing them by putting towels under the stems. When picked fresh like this- the figs are fantastically delicious. I grew up eating Fig Newtons but had no idea how tasty fresh figs are- and much better than dried figs.
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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Joe wrote:When picked fresh like this- the figs are fantastically delicious. I grew up eating Fig Newtons but had no idea how tasty fresh figs are- and much better than dried figs.
Joe

Agreed. I love dried figs but when I found fresh ones I was amazed at how good they are. Fresh ones vs dries ones are as different as lobster vs. chocolate.
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Re: an amazing fig

Post by fooman » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:13 pm

Check out the Australian tree registers for truly massive Moreton Bay Figs and Small-leaf Figs. They grow as both terrestrial trees (like the Santa Barbara tree above) and hemi-epiphytes (stranglers). Monumental Trees has documented some large specimens in Europe, and there are also large specimen plantings in NZ

Australian Figs:

http://www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.c ... ing_id=529 – 29 m (~100ft) girth around buttresses. A massive tree.

http://www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.c ... ing_id=802 – Remnant hemi-epiphyte form.

Europe:

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/esp/c ... rre/10737/ - largest known Moreton Bay Fig in Europe.

NZ:

http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/783 - largest Moreton Bay Fig in NZ, 52 ft girth (3 stems), 170 ft spread.

http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/501 - “best” Moreton Bay Fig in NZ – 175 ft spread, one branch measured 93 ft long.

http://register.notabletrees.org.nz/tree/view/1131 - Largest fig in NZ, 71 ft girth around a multi-stemmed fused trunk.

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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:51 am

http://steelburgernews.co.za/14518/fig- ... f-records/

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch ... fig%20root

The Deepest Roots A Wild Fig tree at Echo Caves, near Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga, South Africa, has roots reaching 400 feet (120m) making it the deepest a tree’s roots have been measured to penetrate.

This was in the news, lately.
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Re: an amazing fig

Post by Lucas » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:45 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfM2C6hN9dc

Figs are one of the more remarkable trees of the world.
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