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Famed Banyan Tree Sprouting New Leaves After Being Scorched In Maui Fires

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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The historic banyan tree in Lahaina is showing signs of recovery after being badly damaged during the deadly wildfires in Maui last month, officials announced this week.

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources posted a video to Instagram showing fresh leaves sprouting from blackened branches, a moment of positive news amid the ongoing recovery in Lahaina. A devastating blaze swept through the town last month, killing at least 97 people and all but obliterating entire blocks of homes and businesses.

“Groups of leaves are spreading on the Lahaina Banyan Tree,” the agency wrote...

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