Incredible Banyan Tree along the Pipiwai Trail
An incredible site, this hidden gem is the first wonder you see along the Pipiwai Trail. After a short distance of typical Maui jungle like scenery, you come across this beauty. The Banyan Tree is native to India, and some time ago, this was planted. Why here is a mystery to me. The giant Banyan in Lahaina, the largest of its kind in Hawaii, was planted to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Protestant Mission in the 1870's. This one is not as old, nor as large, but incredible non the less. The beauty is in it's structure. It has fewer hanging roots and trunks than the Lahaina Banyan, but still incredible, when contrasted by the surrounding jungle growth. Green mossy plants grown on the enormous branches, along with the carvings (vandalism) of many names. This warrior has stood tall long before we arrived and will last long after we are gone.Shop for this and many more Maui prints here!
Just updated my web site with my photos from Spectacular Maui. This photo is from the tropical rainforest area on the Northwest corner of Maui, near Napili. The jungle foliage has wildly overgrown the trees, making this an incredible scene, much like you would see in the movies.
My fine art collection of Kauai, Hawaii is now available on this 2014 calendar. These photos are all from the Island of Kauai. They include the Poipu Beach area, Waimea Canyon, Maha’ulepu Beach, Polihale Beach, The Swinging Bridge and the Kilauea Lighthouse. The scenic island is a tropical paradise complete with protected wild chickens.