Clare and the banyan tree

Monday 25th March 2013, 11.00am (day 578)

Clare and Banyan tree, 25/3/13

This is a tree that grows in the Botanic Gardens, and was planted in the 1870s. It is a marvellous tree, which sends creepers down from its branches to seek more sustenance, these eventually growing into substantial new trunks from the top down. The biggest banyan tree in the world is in India, and covers more than 1.5 hectares, with more than 1,000 distinct trunks. This one isn’t anywhere near as big but if you ask me is still the coolest tree in Brisbane.

And, oh yeah, the family turned up this morning… for three weeks 🙂

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