Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fig Tree

One of the most interesting things we saw in the rain forest was a fig tree - initially this tree starts off as a gum tree - a bird then makes a "deposit" in the canopy of this tree and the fig tree starts to grow, sending roots down the trunk of the gum tree and ultimately destroying the gum tree. These trees are huge - not only at the base but very, very tall - this picture taken at the base of the tree will give you an idea of how big

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, M-J. What an awesome trip! And I'm glad your creative juices have returned. Sounds like you and Sandy had a great time, too.