Banyan, Ficus benghalensis
The Moraceae, the mulberry, fig family
Vita: 8/10 Gnarl: 8/10 Wildness: 4/10 Accessibility: 7/10 Sensitivity: 2/10
Country: Karnataka, India -- Whereabouts: Nallur Grove, Bangalore
What we love about this tree:
A strong healthy example of a banyan
In a grove filled with ancient tamarinds in the dry tropical interior of Karnataka State, this banyan tree is happily grow outward as a giant.
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Yoav is the absolute best person to take you on a journey into the forest – an expert botanist, pioneer tree climber and thoughtful conversationalist. We enjoyed the submersion in… read more the wilderness, magical mossy greens and ferns, towering trees and a hidden waterfall. It would be hard to find the special spots we visited on your own. As well as being able to identify myriad species, Yoav adds geological time-depth to the knowledge he imparts. Lunch and gourmet snacks are provided and transport to and from your accommodation. We based ourselves at Mt Field National Park. All in all a sublime experience.
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