Thursday, June 11, 2009

Indian Take Away

You see these trees in parks all over Brisbane.

This one here is in the City Botanical Gardens. I should have really got a person in it to get an idea of scale. The base is about 4 metres across.

Did you know....the trees are native to India. They have a peculiar way of growing where they send aerial roots downwards to support large branches. The roots eventually develop into a new trunk and so the tree spreads. One in India covers 1.5 hectares!

Posting magically continues despite me being on me hols. Back in late June.
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