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banyan tree at the edison ford estate
06-JAN-2008 jypsee

banyan tree at the edison ford estate

Fort Myers, Florida

...a native of India, the Edison banyan was the first banyan introduced to Florida. In 1925 Thomas
Edison received the young tree as a gift...the tree takes up over an acre of ground and is the third
largest banyan in the world...the enormous prop roots inspire visitors to touch the tree and the
canopy feels like a cathedral... sadly, the groundskeepers have roped it off to protect it from the
many winter visitors to the Edison Ford Winter Estates....

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
1/160s f/6.3 at 16.0mm iso800 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Karen Stuebing10-Jan-2008 13:04
Beautiful old tree. Like the framing. It looks like it's reaching it's arms out to the sky.
papajim10-Jan-2008 03:17
I was amazed when I saw a banyan tree at Jupiter inlet. This is a great shot of very intriguing plant life.