Botanic Notables: The Fig Tree with its Own Address

May 27, 2011
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In any landscape, the Moreton Bay fig (Ficus macrophylla) would be hard to miss. The tree's deep buttressing roots creep across the earth, a wide canopy sweeps the sky, and long arms of woody aerial roots cover the distance between. Older trees reach tremendous sizes, like those introduced in California in the early 1900s, and which are now local treasures in San Diego, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica.