Africa is where humanity was nurtured into existence and as such is described as ‘the cradle of mankind’. Africa is our soul’s home, it is where our species grew up, so the landscape represents our original home — The Garden of Eden.
We have these in Australia too. It's a 'Strangler Fig', that envelopes an existing tree. Eventually, is impossible for the tree to survive and it dies. The original tree will rot completely away and the Strangler Fig is left as a lattice work hollow tube.
Costa Rica, a long walk in warm rain, a giant tree made into a ladder by the Strangler Fig Vine holding me far above the jungle canopy created one of the best experiences of my life. they KILL the host tree