19 May 2011

The Great Banyan Tree

The Great banyan - a tree with the world's largest area of the crown. Located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata. India.
Tree age is estimated at 200-250 years. After the lightning strike occurred in 1925 splitting the main stem, so that the barrel had to be cut. After that, the banyan was considered a clonal colony, not a single tree, as before. Around a banyan laid track length of 330 meters, but the tree continues to grow beyond it. Under such a tree can easily hide more than two thousand people at once.

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