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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii: The Lahaina Banyan (In Transition)

So vast that no two sources agree how many trunks it has. Covers an entire downtown city block. Home to hundreds of loud Mynah Birds. Scorched by August 2023 wildfire in downtown Lahaina.

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Downtown. Occupies the entire city block fronted by Wharf, Hotel, Canal, and Front Sts.
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In Transition

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Largest Banyan Tree.

Lahaina Banyan Courtyard

Once home to the old Lahaina fort, the park now houses Hawaii's largest Banyan Tree. It is over 60 feet tall and spans almost two acres! It is in the center of town, on the ocean next to the harbor. It is one giant, continuous tree.

[Gary Spino, 05/12/2023]

"Largest banyan tree in the entire United States." "Home to hundreds of loud Mynah Birds." It was imported from India in 1873 by order of Hawaii's Queen Keopuolani. Hard to capture in a single photograph; more a tree of the mind.


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