Figs and more at the Banyan BnB
Hi, I'm the Banyan Tree, I guess you could say I'm a diplomat of sorts, being India's national tree and all. My fancy official name is Ficus benghalensis, one of the largest trees in the world. I can grow up to 20-25 meters with branches spreading up to 100 meters and have the furthest reaching roots of all known trees. I can also get very old. I have friends older than 350 years. They've been around since before dodos became extinct.
I have many aerial roots that grow from the branches and run vertically to the ground. This makes me look more like a dense forest than an individual tree. Because of my size, I can host a large number of creatures.
My fruits look a bit like small figs and can be used to soothe skin irritations and alleviate the swelling. My bark and my leaves also have medical properties.
I don't mean to brag, but I am of immense cultural importance, and Hindu people worship me. Due to my status, no one dares to harm even a single branch or leaf on me. If that's not a good reason to visit me, then I don't know what it is!
Important note: my full-service package is available only in FSC-certified forests, where I am treated well and grow in peace.
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Figs: fruit bats, primates, birds like flycatchers, hornbills, and other creatures.
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Insects (bees, butterflies, beetles), birds (barbets, pigeons, hornbills, parrots, bulbuls, myna, parrots, etc.), mammals (fruit bats, bears, brown civet cats), and primates (monkeys and Nilgiri langur, Bonnet macaque, Lion-tailed macaque).
Indian flying fox, common Indian mongoose, common palm civet.
Excellent moisture levels under my canopy!
Ideal for many tree dwellers like wild cats and birds like hawks and eagles.
I'm in a special partnership with my own species of tiny wasps. They live in my figs and pollinate my flowers in return. #Can'tLiveWithoutYou