climbing a Strangler fig

Strangler fig is the common name for a number of tropical and subtropical plant species, including some banyans …

An original support tree can sometimes die, so that the strangler fig becomes a “columnar tree” with a hollow central core.

My final highlight in Monteverde, Costa Rica was climbing this one, probably the most popular in the area.



It was pretty easy up until the very top. A tight squeeze. But getting up into the canopy was awesome. 🙂



related – Renate Rigters | That Wanderlust – TREE CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF MONTEVERDE’S CLOUD FOREST


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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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