Lahaina’s Banyan Tree
In Lahaina, Maui, just outside the Pioneer Inn, is a lovely banyan tree, which was planted in 1873. During my time in the submarine service, I spent more than a few moments underneath its canopy, as have many others over the years.
I have not been underneath that tree since 1984, so since I knew that RKN and his Happy Wife were going to be in Lahaina, I asked him to snap me a couple of pics of the tree, and RKN kindly obliged. Thanks, RKN.
Here’s my print of Lahaina’s banyan tree, which I picked up in 1982, and which now hangs in my hallway, so I can enjoy it each day.
Banyan’s is cool, prolly the most unusual trees in the world.
Here are a couple “not to be missed” links to a Banyan in my hometown of Fort Myers, FL at Thomas Edison’s estate, planted in 1925 as a gift from Harvey Firestone. Yes, THAT Firestone.
Edison, Firestone and Henry Ford RAN that part of Florida in the early 20th century. It’s an amazing place to visit.
Here is a link to a panorama from INSIDE the tree:
Here is some more info about it:
And Edison’s and Ford’s estates:
Well, Don, you were right that hitting all those links and looking around could blow a big hole in your day.
That Fort Myers banyan tree appears to also be a nice tree to wander around under. Thanks for pointing me to it.Posted by John Venlet on 02/12 at 08:13 AM