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    Is a gall the same as a burl?

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    Probably the most unusual tree I've ever encountered is the Banyan while I was doing property maintenance in Fort Myers, FL. I've climbed up into a couple at the city parks, but not the one on the Edison estate.

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    Banyan - an unusual tree which originated in India. It is a fig that grows upon another tree through germination into cracks and crevices. The roots then spread down to the ground, eventually becoming part of the tree itself to the point that the roots harden and resemble the tree trunk itself. They were brought to Florida by Thomas Edison: the first one planted in 1925 now covers over 400 feet. This particular tree is found near the "Uncommon Friends" fountain near the Caloosahatchee River.

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    Fort Myers - Banyan Tree at Edison's Winter Home
    This banyan tree was given to Thomas Edison by Harvey Firestone, the founder of the tire company and a longtime friend of Edison's. It was shipped from India in the early 1920s. It was 4 ft (1.2 m) high when it was planted on the grounds of Edison's laboratory (now the Edison Musuem) Fort Myers. It is now the largest banyan tree in the U.S.

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    The Kansas state champion Yellowwood tree (probably not long for this world) has a parasitic silver maple sapling growing up out of the center.
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    So here is a series of pic's of a California pepper in Ocean Beah,Ca. that we removed. all utilities were above ground, very tough job, tight access, we did it in one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefflovstrom View Post
    So here is a series of pic's of a California pepper in Ocean Beach, Ca. that we removed. all utilities were above ground, very tough job, tight access, we did it in one day.
    Hey Jeff, where at in Ocean Beach? I used to help a friend with a booth at the farmer's market there.

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    Bump.
    This is an interesting Ponderosa I found working recently...
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Impressive!

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    Neat!

    The most interesting thing about it, though...........................it is alive!!!
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    dˇmr um dau­an hvern.