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The World’s Largest Great Banyan Tree 250 years Old!

Although it is hard to believe but in Kolkata, India has a multi-sized trees more than a Wal-Mart supermarket medium. This banyan tree is the Guinness Book of records as the world’s largest trees. Located in the botanical gardens Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose (India), 250-year-old tree is called The Great Banyan. A canopy cover of about 14.400m2 area, opposite sides spaced approximately 411m2. For comparison, data on the surface area of ​​the Wal-Mart supermarket shows the average area of ​​a shop is only 0.975 hectares.

The Great Banyan Tree
The Great Banyan Tree

250 year-old trees are called The Great Banyan. Dome of the huge banyan tree covers 3511 and clinging roots above the ground, making each look like a tree root separately. It has been the Guinness World Book of Records recognized as the world’s largest trees, are even printed on stamps of India.

Tourists can visit the Botanical Garden trees in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian and walk the 322m long path around the perimeter of the plant. The banyan tree is even greater to extend beyond the road, creating an interesting tunnel. The scientists were very surprised that this tree is still alive to this day. It had been a tornado attacked 2 times in 1884 and 1886, the main body and ripped the invading fungus. In 1925, the main stem of the tree (if it has a width 15,24m) rotted and had to remove. Even when there is no body, the banyan tree is still alive and continues to grow even until today.

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