Sweet Ficus Trees

Hello Well-Read Reader,

One of my favorite things about Coral Gables is the abundance of very nice, very big and very old Ficus Trees.  Yes I know that is strange.  After a recent home inspection for a client went particularly well I found myself driving up Columbus Blvd in a great mood and I decided to stop and take some pictures of the Salvadore Park and Tennis Center.  But as a nice added bonus I noticed that, like many streets in Coral Gables, this one was lined with some very impressive Ficus Trees.  As a young lad growing up in Miami I remember climbing the Ficus trees to heights that would have given my mother a heart attack if she had seen me, they were like the mountains for us flatlanders…I heard that is what they call us…among other things.

But I digress, today I present to you some of the most stately and impressive Ficus Trees that I have seen in The Gables, as I snapped away wasting imaginary film I came across one that was my favorite and will be the grand finale of the arborworks below, enjoy!  PS Hey you kids!  Get out of that tree!

Ficus to the South

Ficus to the North

Two Big Ficus

What a beast!

In the immortal words of Biff from Back to the Future: Make like a tree and leave!

Best regards,

Joshua T. Reich

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Published in: on January 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. Well done! I found the best and largest ficus trees on Granada Golf Course, especially west of Granada Blvd. Some of them seem to have room inside their intricate root systems, and to walk their at night when their are no golfers is something to remember.

  2. I’m reposting my comment because of egregious errors in spelling and usage.

    Well done! I found the best and largest ficus trees on Granada Golf Course, especially west of Granada Blvd. Some of them seem to have rooms inside their intricate root systems, and to walk there at night when there are no golfers is something to remember.

    Sorry about that……… Where was my brain?

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


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