The Great Banyan Tree has the single largest canopy in the world. The main trunk had to be removed to save the tree but the prop roots continue to grow. A 330-metre-long (1,080 ft) road was built around its circumference, but the tree continues to spread beyond it.The Great Banyan really looks like a small wooded area...it is far to big to look like just one tree
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur, Howrah near Kolkata.
It has survived two great cyclones in 1864 and 1867, when some of its main branches were broken. Wikipedia also says " The area occupied by the tree is about 18,918 square metres (about 1.89 hectares or 4.67 acres). The present crown of the tree has a circumference of 486 m. and the highest branch rises to 24.5 m; it has at present 3772 aerial roots reaching down to the ground as a prop root.(other reports say there are more) Its height is almost equivalent to the Gateway of India."
Lat: 22.56, Long: 88.11
Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Feb 23, 2019
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