Contemplating under the Banyan Tree located in Lahaina, Maui Hawaii, in front of the Lahaina Courthouse and Lahaina Harbor. This is the largest Banyan Tree in the United States.
The Banyan Tree was imported from India and was planted by Owen Smith in April 1873,
as a mark the 50th anniversary of Christian missionary work in Lahaina.
It used to be only 8 feet tall. Now, it stands over 60 feet high.
It has 16 major trunks in addition to a huge core.
It stretches over 200 foot area and provide 2/3 of an acre shades.
The tree symmetrical shape was created by caring members of the community.
The area is meant to be a gathering place where there are benches to sit. The Banyan Tree is known to be a place to cool down during warm temperatures. Nowadays, during the weekends the area is used by many local crafters to exhibit/sell their works. Lastly, birds love the Banyan Tree. As the sun sets, you hear hundreds of birds settling in the Banyan Tree.
If you plan to visit Maui, Hawaii, the Banyan Tree Park is a site that you must see
and be amazed on the huge size of this Banyan Tree. You have to feel the magical interlace branches and its a great place to take photos.
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Visit my Golden Tours Page to check out previous posts.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Wow, that is big!!! Thanks for the info, Sugar! That last picture is awesome 😀
Sixteen major trunks…wow! SHE’s seen some in Fiji, but none compare to that magnificent tree! They’re so impressive.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
We were fascinated by the Banyan Trees we saw in Key West!!! They weren’t as big as that though Sugar!! Thank you for taking us along on your tour! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug
Sue at Talking Dogs says
Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing, Sugar!
That is an AMAZING tree Sugar.
easy rider says
Thanks for sharing this wonderful place with me … wish I has such a tree for my back yard ;o)
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
Wow Sugar we have seen some large banyans here in Florida but none anywhere near this big…We do have some giant oak trees that have their limbs supported like this banyan does…Pawsome tree furriend! *snoogles*
at Selby Gardens here, we have one that is about half this size, it is huge and beautiful.
Comedy Plus says
The tree is lovely, but you’re far more lovely than the tree Sugar. Just saying.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
That Banyan Tree would really be something to see. I can’t believe it has been there for 139 years! It looks amazing!
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
Banyans are such COOL DROOL trees… So many Trunks to ….
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
Well let’s just say a Banyan tree is a GUY’s Dream come true.
Hey Sugar! We got your e-card. That Banyan Tree looks very old…well, it is old. LOL.
Anyway, we just dropped by to say hi.
Huggies and Cheese,
Lydia @ See Beautiful says
Wow, talk about seeing beautiful in time and patience that it took to grow! We’re also seeing beautiful in YOU Sugar – as always! Happy seeing beautiful and so excited about the hop tomorrow!
stella rose says
sugar that is one big tree…are the squirrels that big also?
prancer pie says
That is amazing. Thank you for sharing this magical tree with us. Mommy was so interested, she’s googling it. MOL! Happy Thursday! xoxo
You guys never run out of fabulous places to visit and show us!
That is such a beautiful and inspiring tree. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Madi and Mom says
You are 100% right Sugar it is a magical place and oh girlfriend you look quite beautiful in your pictures under the tree.
Hugs your BFFF
The trees look a bit scary. You’re a brave dog to stand there without feeling scared
Dachshund Nola says
OMD that place is beautiful!!
Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning says
What an amazing tree! It must be quite the sight to see.
Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
Woof Woof Mama says
I LOVE that spot and wish we could take Daisy there…your posts always make me miss Hawaii and Maui especially!
That is really something!! I would love to see it in person……or Dog, BOL
Lovies, Miss Mindy
Murphy & Stanley says
We love those trees!!
Murphy & Stanley
Murray's Mouth says
Those are some cool trees!
Now that’s a TREE! Think of all the peeing opportunities 😉
That is a super cool tree I must say! Woof!
K-9 Katastrophie says
Hi Sugar! What a nice tree! You won the giveaway at my blog!
Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Aloha Sugar, I love the Banyan tree; this area is one of our favorites on your beautiful island. Please enjoy every bit of sunshine and island living for us. Sending lots of love your way.
Noreen & Hunter
Hailey's Lady says
What an awesome tree! Our Lady’s best friend goes to Hawaii every other year for Christmas, it looks like a beautiful place to celebrate!
what an amazing tree that is. You look very pretty there too Sugar
Oh, that tree is AMAZIN’!! What a lovely doggie, under a lovely tree….are there squirrels??
Our mommy and daddy have seen that tree several times but they would love to see you more! Maybe one day! Aloha Sugar!
Dory and Mama says
So beautiful Sugar!!! Thanks for taking us with you!!
Hey Sugar, Jet here.
OMD, we have Banyans here, however, NOTHING like that ancestor! Wowee wow wow… thank you for sharing such a beautiful story.