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Banyan tree


The material for this post was shared by my dad during a family trip to India 10 years ago 🙂

Banyan trees have special significance in Asian countries.
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Vines drop down from branches and join and grow into the trunk, thereby enlarging the tree.
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This results in a sturdy tree with thick roots.

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This tree is significant because of the importance of family in Eastern cultures.
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As children grow up, marry, and have children, they’re not just starting new homes, but enlarging the family. Staying connected.
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