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A 400 year old balete tree in Lazi, Siquijor is unusual in that the spring that emanates from the base of the tree then flows straight into a pool. The Balete tree is from the Ficus family (or strangler figs) that grow hanging roots that eventually encircle and suffocate the host tree. In some areas of the Philippines people believe that balete trees are dwelling places for supernatural beings.
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A 400 year old balete tree in  Lazi, Siquijor is unusual in that the spring that emanates from the base of the tree then flows straight into a pool. The Balete tree is from the  Ficus family (or strangler figs) that grow hanging roots that eventually  encircle and suffocate the host tree.   In some areas of the Philippines people believe that balete trees are dwelling places for supernatural beings.