The Banyan Tree ... Growing in Hawaii

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Patrick J. Lambert Realtor/Salesperson Century 21 All Islands 808-937-1188

The Banyan Tree


Coming from a place called "The Pineys" where the only tree that can be seen is a Pine Tree or a Pine scrub meeting the Banyan tree was very cool. I found it to be the most interesting tree I have ever seen. The roots grow out of the ground. Most are very large. My first experience was on a cruise. I got off the boat in Hilo. The line for the cab was so long, it would have taken too long. I saw a "tour van" off to the side and went over to inquire. Being she had a tour license she had to do a tour, the charge $20. So, we said OK, let's do the tour. She drove us down this wonderful street called Banyan Drive. Filled with Banyan trees planted in the early to mid 1900's, some by famous people, I started to feel at peace.

The largest Banyan tree I ever saw was in Maui ... Lahaina. This tree takes up a whole block and keeps on going. The tree itself is actually a park. Aside from the millions of ants crawling all over the tree I think this is the coolest tree I ever did see.


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Mark Richards
Cherry Creek Properties - Castle Rock, CO
Castle Rock/Denver Real Estate

Nice tree!

Aug 23, 2008 03:53 PM #1
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Very cool. That's an awesome picture! We have Banyan Trees here in FL, but I haven't seen one that big, at least not in central FL. But we have plenty of streets named after them! ;)

Aug 23, 2008 04:04 PM #2
Lincoln Lindsey
Keller Williams Greater Athens - Athens, GA

I could set up residence in that tree.   Have you ever read The Curse of Lono?   Do you know where I can get a good deal on a Samoan War Club?

Aug 23, 2008 04:05 PM #3
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

I remember lying on a lauhala mat under the Hilo Banyan Trees as a child.  Such sweet memories. 

Aug 23, 2008 05:30 PM #4
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

I saw one of those in Jamaica. It was truly enchanting.  Nature is truly amazing.  I love going to new places to see nature.  When we were in Jamaica, I had the opportunity to go to a Birdhouse and I got to feed hummingbird's from the perch of my finger. It's was a cool experience to be so close to nature!

Aug 26, 2008 03:49 PM #5
Garren Grup
John R. Wood REALTORS - Naples, FL
REALTOR, ABR, CNE,CDPE, GRI, Naples & Bonita Springs, FL

Patrick, Banyan trees are gorgeous.  I think we have the largest one here in Fort Myers.  This species was imorted here by Thomas Edison whose winter estate along with his neighbor Henry Ford are a fantastic area attraction!

Sep 06, 2008 03:11 PM #6
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