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Shangri-La Springs’ Mysore Fig tree deemed largest of its kind in Florida

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, recently received recognition for having the largest Mysore Fig tree in the state, earning the title of “Champion Tree,” by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Of Shangri-La Springs’ two Mysore Fig trees on its property, the one located in the courtyard is deemed the largest of its species within the state, and its second tree, located on the south lawn, earns title of “challenger tree.” The champion Mysore Fig tree, native to Mysore, India, stands at 85 feet tall and measures 546 inches in circumference, and carries a crown spread of 115 feet. Shangri-La Springs’ tree surpassed the previous Florida Mysore Fig Champion Tree, earning a total of 656 points based on its measurements, a 50-point gain over the previous champion tree. According to the Florida Forest Service’s measurement records, Shangri-La Springs’ champion Mysore Fig tree is unofficially the largest in the nation. However, tree s…

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