Friday, April 22, 2011

Largest Banyan Tree in the USA

The Banyan tree sits in the middle of the town square in Lahaina, Maui. It is the largest Banyan tree in America. It was planted in April, 1873, as a memorial to the Christian missionaries who preached in the area. First thing in the morning, and at dusk, the chorus of birds is truly wonderful. During the day, the huge branches provide shade to the thousands of visitors and residents who sit under the boughs to enjoy their lunch.