A friend took me to San Souci to show me a surprise.  It turned out to be a mature Fig tree planted in the middle of the road at Cooks Park.

The tree was planted many decades ago when the area was much quieter & despite the increase in traffic, Rockdale Council has decided to leave the tree where it is.  Here, it would have been chopped down years ago.  The tree looks fantastic & definitely enhances this very beautiful area.  There were other Fig trees planted along the beachfront, which are still young.

I made a short video (51 seconds) showing this Fig tree here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDWYwLtXS-A

Imagine a big old shady Fig tree on the beachfront to sit under on a hot day in the future