Well it is no different when it comes to finding likely canopy shapes for some species of veteran trees that with age develop very large spreading canopy forms…figs in particular.
Here is a Google shot of a tree that really does stand out dramatically, not least because of the open paddock it is in….
Now clearly this process is really only useful if you are wanting to find trees with big canopies, and trees that are relatively isolated from other adjacent canopies...it is in other words somewhat limited in its usefulness...however it has enabled me to find some quite remarkable figs in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
What does the tree in the Google actually look like? Well it will be the subject of quite a few posts but here is a teaser of her magnificence...