These large trees are the Moreton Bay Figs or Australian Banyan, these trees may reach 60m in height, but it’s the massive trunk with thick prominent buttresses that can reach a diameter of 2.4m. The foliage consists of huge branches, leaves and their fig fruit. The fig fruit is consumed by the local wildlife and contributes to the urban ecco system. These trees provide a much needed shade in the hot weather, they also provide a lovely green and peaceful surrounding to the busy commercial area.
Its impressive how the Australian people have embraced keeping these trees as features along busy roadway and parkways. Here is Victoria we continue to value our old tree growth as well. 54 old growth trees now protected, I guess its heading in the right direction. Can you help us find the hidden urban forest of Victoria?