Beloved banyan tree in Lahaina shows signs of recovery

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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LAHAINA, Hawaii – Over the decades, residents have gathered, feasted and proposed marriage beneath the 150-year-old banyan tree in the downtown area of Lahaina. But last month, after a fast-moving blaze tore through the town in West Maui, scorching the tree, some feared that it might not live on. Then, green shoots began to unfurl around the trunk of the community's sacred giant; others sprouted from its branches between brown and withered leaves. This week, Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources shared a video that showed bright green leaves...

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