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The Giant Banyan Tree in Lahaina, Maui

2010.12.19
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Meet this strange character, the second largest Banyan tree in the world.
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He came from India, merely 137 years ago.
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He grew so big, he covers 2/3rd of an acre, or an entire city block.
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I found it impossible to find a single angle that would give an idea how spread out and huge this tree is...
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Compared to other Banyan trees, this one has almost horizontal branches, growing fairly low to the ground and where the arial roots touch the ground, the tree starts growing another trunk...
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This is the center tree, the original one, that was planted in front of the Courthouse by...
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...who was the sheriff of Old Lahaina Town
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More info about this tree HERE.
16 Comments
kekok elképesztő, soha nem ismertem ezelőtt !
kekok · 2010-12-21: 10:56
djnana I like the angle in #3, the sworl in #5, and the overall perspective in #8. Wow - this thing is impressive!! Way to go, Mr. Smith!!
djnana · 2010-12-21: 11:20
maudlaurens Superbe set, superbe cet arbre, et je pense superbe voyage !! Profitez bien Agie du soleil !!!
maudlaurens · 2010-12-21: 11:54
Davorka really great set. excellently photographed details!!
Davorka · 2010-12-21: 12:08
????? fantastic!
????? · 2010-12-21: 12:30
????? W-O-W! Perfectly done work!!! creative shooting!
????? · 2010-12-21: 12:31
DancingDolphin It's quite a tree all right!! This is so fun to see your photos, they bring back good memories!
DancingDolphin · 2010-12-21: 12:47
????? impressive ancient tree, agi. impossible to take a photo as big it is uh? it goes into my faves. amazing
????? · 2010-12-21: 12:56
MoMac Very interesting thanks for sharing.
MoMac · 2010-12-21: 13:24
darfoster These banyon trees are so marvelous! Loved the ones we saw on Kauai. They said it was in the movie Jurassic Park. Love the colors in that knot shot, #5!
darfoster · 2010-12-21: 15:10
photodeclair very nice !
photodeclair · 2010-12-21: 15:48
Arie Great subject to shoot and very interesting.
Arie · 2010-12-22: 00:27
Kozuka Wow... very interesting photos Ági! I love the old trees! :)
Kozuka · 2010-12-22: 02:01
JustGarden Super shots, the first looks like he has a face to go with all it's character.
JustGarden · 2010-12-22: 07:02
wildduck Nagyon érdekes fa!
wildduck · 2010-12-22: 13:11
????? WOOW, what a wonderful tree........ i'd love one in my back yard
Great set!!!
????? · 2010-12-22: 17:56
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