South End Wild Fig Tree

The South End Wild Fig Tree stands about 100 meters from the South End Museum. The tree stands next to the then Chase Street.  In the days of the old South End before the Groups Areas Act meant the removal of the people from the area the kids used to climb the tree while the older people sat in it’s shade.  When the people were removed and the buildings in the area demolished, the fear was that the tree would also be chopped down or pushed over by a bulldoser.  Luckily this didn’t happen.  It is thought that the tree is over 100 years old.

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  1. Caroline

    It looks a little bleak there now. Sad story. What is going to happen to the land now?

  2. Seamus

    Now thats the type of tree I need in my yard. Kids love to play in those.