Mysore Fig tree on the Thomas Edison property in Fort Myers, Florida. It is in the same ficus family as the Banyan Tree and Indian Rubber Tree. The banyan tree was a birthday gift to Edison from Harvey Firestone in 1925 chosen because of its very unique stature. The Mysore Fig is unique because 90% of its roots are external. The roots underground only go as deep as 9"-12".
Circumference: 305 inches
Height: 102 feet
Origin: China, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, and Northeastern Australia
Classified as a Florida Emeritus Champion Tree
Photo captured March 24, 2011.
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