Sunday, 8 October 2017

Big Fig



This lovely mature native fig tree is a remnant of the rainforest on the Great Dividing Range. It provides shade and elegance to the lookout and picnic area in Ravensbourne National Park, near Toowoomba in south-east Queensland. It is also no doubt home to various creatures and its fruit may be small, but they are an important food source for several bird species, especially Topknot Pigeons. The tree is known locally as the Big Fig.

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  1. This tree is really magnificent. I understand they could reach 60 meters, the height of the towers of the Notre-Dame cathedral!

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    1. They certainly can get very big. There are some lovely examples even in the cities in north eastern Australia.

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