Hawaii Banyan Trees

Hawaii has an amazing number of large banyan (ficus) trees. People who see a banyan for the first time often look at it in awe. The amazing thing about banyans is that they grow upwards as well as sideways by dropping aerial roots to the ground from the undersides of their branches. When these roots reach the ground, they thicken and form a new trunk. For a fully grown banyan tree with many branches and trunks it is often difficult to tell which one is the main trunk or the core.

Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu

Banyan tree near Ali’iolani Hale in Honolulu, Oahu

Lahaina Banyan Tree, Maui

Nuuanu Valley Park, Oahu

Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, Big Island

Ala Moana Beach Park, Oahu

Reeds Bbay Beach Park, Big Island

Waikiki, Oahu