Square, Plaza sights in Maui
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You know a tree has stature when throngs of townsfolk gather each year to celebrate its birthday! Banyan Tree Square marks the center of Lahaina, where the awesome banyan tree sprawls across the entire square and ranks as the largest banyan tree in the USA.
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 attracts playful kids who swing Tarzan-style on the aerial roots and meditative types seeking a break from the crowds on Front St.