Florida Man Plants a Banana Tree In a Pothole



A Florida man, fed up with the potholes near his business, planted a banana tree in one of the potholes to make a point. Bryan Raymond planted the tree right in the middle of the road in south Fort Myers as a warning to drivers about the pothole. Raymond, who owns Progress and Pride Fitness Group, said he was tired of filling the potholes with cement, so he planted the banana tree instead. Because the road is a private street, county officials say it’s up to the business owners to maintain the street. For Raymond, the banana tree is an attention-grabbing repair. "If we have to maintain it and make sure nobody gets hurt, we are going to put something obvious there to make sure nobody gets in the hole,” said Raymond. For some time, his security cameras have captured problems along the street, including a pothole damaging cars and floodwaters causing his trash bin to float away. Some who work along the road say anything is better than potholes.