Banyan Tree Park
This Banyan Tree was first planted in April, 1873,
and marked the 50th Anniversary of Christian missionary work in Lahaina.
The tree was imported from India and was only 8 feet tall.
It now stands over 60 feet high and has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core.
It stretches over a 200 foot area and shades 2/3 of an acre.
i felt the bark
sat in the coolness
listened to people speaking
reading the news paper
eating ice cream
all under branches
stretched far and wide
all in the same house of shade