Banyan Tree Square

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Banyan Tree Square information

Location
Lahaina , USA
Address
cnr Front & Hotel Sts
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This leafy landmark, which marks the center of Lahaina, sprawls across an entire town square. Planted as a seedling on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of missionaries in Lahaina, the tree has become a virtual forest unto itself, with 16 major trunks and scores of horizontal branches reaching across the better part of an acre. It ranks as the largest banyan tree in Hawaii.

The songs of thousands of mynah birds keep things lively at night. Most weekends artists and craftsmen set up booths beneath the tree’s shady canopy.