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Offline Bigc1989

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Tree I found in florida
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:00:07 pm »
Anybody know what kind of trees these are? I thought they were cool looking. I found them in southeast Florida. Thanks ahead of time  :)










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Re: Tree I found in florida
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 10:35:37 pm »
banyan?
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Re: Tree I found in florida
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 10:35:43 pm »
Looks kinda like a banyan tree...not that we have any growing here the Delawhere, most exotic thing is a monkey puzzle tree.
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Re: Tree I found in florida
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 10:36:19 pm »
Missed it by that much..........!
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Re: Tree I found in florida
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 07:24:03 am »
Benjamin Fig, a ficus, will also drop down roots like that if they are allowed to grow large.  We get occasional freezes here so they will not survive more than a year or so outside but south of here or along the coast, the Benjamin Fig, which is usually grown as an ornamental plant can grow to tree size.

The first time I recall seeing the banyan trees is when my parents took us to Thomas Edison's house in Fort Myers on a family outing.  The banyan tree is also a member of the Ficus genus.
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Re: Tree I found in florida
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2017, 11:54:47 am »
Cool thanks! These were also on the coast just the opposite side of florida.