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Unread post by bucky » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:08 am

Jazzil , some may well be very common in there areas of growth , however only 2 have common as part of there name , which is what I was referring to .

Funnily enough neither are considered a good suburban garden subject ,I can't figure out why though :lol:

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:27 am

I have one in my garden Bucky. It is a stunning tree, but the roots can be wicked in terms of plumbing, foundations and swimming pools.
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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:30 pm

@Arks:

If you have a look here they use Common Cluster Fig instead. Also in most tree books, encyclopedias, etc... they have it down as Common Cluster/ Sycamore Fig.

But anyway...

Ficus sycamorus = Common Cluster/ Sycamore Fig

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Unread post by G@mespotter » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:26 pm

MA RU LA because is one of these trees that provided me with a few leopard sightings.......and they also shape the character of the flat plains.... :clap:
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Unread post by naomi c » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:12 pm

I voted for the Umbrella Thorn, but am a lover of all trees.

I found this poem next to the sightings board in Satara many years ago and thought I would share it with all the tree lovers:

THE TREE

Let us pause for the taking of inventory
To measure the debt we owe the tree
For the searching root that knits the soil
The cooling shade for those who toil
The air we breathe, nature's greatest gift
And the leaf that heralds each season's shift.

Forget not the fruit that feeds man and beast
The branch that burns to prepare the feast
The sturdy frame that builds the home
And the paper on which you read this poem
The tree gives all and take no prize
Even making the axe that ends its life!

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:19 am

That is very beautiful Naomi, so poignant and so true.
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Unread post by Sawubona » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:00 pm

Voted Fever Tree.

Bark Colour and shape is interesting.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri May 23, 2008 7:06 pm

I voted for baobab... but if we could vote twice... also fever tree :D
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