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