April 6, 2009

Ready to jaywalk

Does anybody know what kind of tree this is? And whether those things around and hanging from it are roots, vines or branches? There's a tree just like it on my route home from work but it's not as magnificent as this specimen along Roxas Boulevard in the City of Manila.

Roxas Boulevard

24 comments:

Olivier said...

je n'ai aucune connaissance des arbres, mais par contre je le trouve très beau (et imposant).
I have no knowledge of trees, but on the contrary I think it is very nice (and is imposing).

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Is it not a banyan tree putting out roots to grow? In the US, we have similar trees in Florida.

Vogon Poet said...

I am just trying to figure out a tree myself, sorry I can't help.
Beautiful image and the tre is huge and fascinating.

Joe Narvaez said...

Ain't it a Balete?

Jacob said...

It looks to me like it's a Ficus tree...In South Florida they thrive...and look good. Except the root system is very invasive.

Can't grow them in Central Florida as any freeze kills them.

Cezar and Léia said...

hummm In fact I don't know the name of this beautiful tree , neither the meaning of "Jaywalk" !!!!But ,certainly I know this tree is fantastic!
Kind Regards
Léia

April said...

I don't know either, but it must be a very old tree. And it's very much in contrast to the new and modern buildings in the back.
Greetings from april, Cologneblog

James said...

Hi Hilda. First of all thank you for following my blog. I once got a tickect for jay walking(crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or during a red light) I was innocent that time so the Judge threw it out. The tree is beautiful but other than guessing that it's some sort of mangrove I have no idea. Thanks for posting, there aren't any trees like that around here.

hadv said...

I think it's a Balete. At least, it looks like my brother's bonsai balete :-)

Ken Mac said...

wow. IF that tree could talk...what stories..

Marc said...

Great tree. Relly looks like it's walking, very slowly.

Abe Lincoln said...

We do not have trees like this one in Ohio. We have some Oak trees that grow large but not this large around the trunk.

JM said...

I agree with Jacob, it looks like some kind of Ficus and all those hanging roots are perfectly normal in old specimens. We have them here too, not so majestically 'trunked', this is not the tropics... (but I wish it was!) :-)))

Steffe said...

I have no guesses, but it's a very impressive looking tree.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Impressive in the side of the street trees. Like the street is observed.

Lois said...

I have no idea. It's very interesting looking.

gogouci said...

I've never seen a tree like this before. I doubt they'd survive along the 45th parallel.

the donG said...

i think it's balete. dont know though what it is in english.

Pam said...

It dose look like a banyan tree. We have a lot of them here. They get humongus as they age and look magnificent. Thank you for for visit and following me, Hilda. You have always been so kind!

George said...

I'm not a tree expert, but my guess was a banyan tree. But regardless of the type of tree, it definitely does look as if it is getting ready to jaywalk. I hope it doesn't get a ticket!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A lovely scene and a lovely BIG tree--we don't have trees like that where I live!

Shoshana said...

Hilda, jaywalkers is the scarriest part of driving in the Philippines.

Priyanka Khot said...

For most DElhiites Jay-walking is a norm and using subways an option. Nice road... would love to drive on this one :-)

Ioannis said...

It looks like a balete tree. Balete tree is a type of ficus tree.