Black and white photo of a banyan tree looking from a low angle up into the leaves.

Thrive | Balboa Park

Balboa park is home to a number of Moreton bay fig trees and these are my amongst my favorite in the park. The fig trees are also known as Australian Banyans, and as you can tell from the name they are not native to California but rather come from (eastern) Australia. I believe most of the trees in Balboa park were planted around the time of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition which would make them over a hundred years old.

I think these banyans are apt metaphor for Californians. I know many people, myself included, who've moved here for various life reasons and decided to make this place home. We love living in California and can’t imagine being anywhere else. Likewise the climate and soil must be just right for the banyans as they have thrived developing huge root systems and giant canopies. They are simply marvelous trees completely at home in the park.

About the Prints

Edition of 30. Available in the following sizes:

22 x 28 inches

32 x 40 inches

40 x 50 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print


This is an archival pigment print made with a heavyweight fine art paper. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube. Framing available upon request.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include worldwide shipping.

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