The great banyan tree

The Great banyan tree - the tree of the world's largest area of ​​the crown. Located in the Indian Botanical cadu in Hauri. Age of the Great banyan tree is 200-250 years old, the tree is the largest of the famous banyan tree. The history of the tree, unfortunately, is not clear, there are only a few records, dating from XIX century. During the hurricanes in 1884 and 1886's were damaged, some of the basic processes, and the tree was divided into two parts. After a lightning strike in 1925 was the splitting of the main trunk, so that the barrel had to be cut. After that the banyan was considered clonal colony, not a single tree, as before. Due to the large number of aerial roots of the Great Banyan looks more like wood than a single tree.

The great banyan tree

Around the banyan laid track length of 330 meters, but the tree continues to grow beyond it. Crohn's tree has a circumference of about 350 meters, maximum height is 25 meters. The area of ​​the tree is approximately 1.5 hectares. At the present time has a great banyan 2880 aerial roots that reach down to the ground.

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