Posted by: Deanna | August 6, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

**Since I’ve been asked a couple of times, here’s some info on the ‘Big Tree’

“Big Tree”

The “Big Tree” was planted in the late 1880’s by Mr. Edgar J. Owens, one of Glendora’s (California) early residents. The tree, botanical name ‘Ficus Macrophylla’ is commonly called Moreton Bay Fig and is named after the Moreton Bay Region of Australia where the species grows naturally.

 

The tree stand 90 feet in height and it has a branch spread of 110 feet. The trunk measures 30 feet in circumference and the unusual root system covers 1200 square feet of land area.

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  1. That must be a very old tree. Have a wonderful WW! 🙂

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL and BIG tree! You don’t see too many of those around anymore!
    It is lovely!!

  3. Opps! I posted a comment on the wrong post.

    Cool tree.

    Thanks for stopping by my WW.

  4. What a beautiful photo. That tree is enormous!

  5. Goodness, what a cool looking old tree! Great shot!
    Happy WW!

  6. Hey Deanna, that is a neat (and very large) looking tree! I am wondering what kind it is, our oaks have larger truncks?
    Happy WW, thank you for peeking in on our dogs, they are getting to know and like each other now. 🙂
    ..


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