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Only in Sarasota: Moreton Bay Fig Tree, Selby Gardens

John Pirman sketches an iconic Selby Gardens tree.

Illustrations by John Pirman July 29, 2016 Published in the August 2016 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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At Selby Gardens, illustrator John Pirman spotted two girls scaling the massive Moreton Bay fig tree next to the Children’s Rainforest Garden. He says he admires the flowing form of the tree’s “magnificent” buttress roots. “They create partitions above ground that swoop and curl on top of one another, anchoring the huge tree trunks,” he says.

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