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  Banyan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They are large trees that usually start life as a seedling epiphytic on another tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges), where a fig-eating bird has deposited the seed.
The first banyan tree in the U.S. was planted by Thomas Alva Edison in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Chinese Banyan (Ficus microcarpa), also known as the Malayan Banyan is native from Ceylon to India, southern China, the Malay Archipelago, the Ryukyu Islands, Australia, and New Caledonia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banyan_tree   (528 words)

 Fig Trees of Africa and Asia: Banyan, bodhi fig, common fig, and sycamore fig.
Fig Trees of Africa and Asia: Banyan, bodhi fig, common fig, and sycamore fig.
Mature trees develop multiple main stems (320 are reported for the Nebudda banyan) and small stems (3000 for that same tree).
The bodhi (or bo) tree is revered by Buddhists (who regard it as the personification of Buddha (see information on Basic Buddhism)) and Hindus (who regard it as the tree beneath which Vishnu was born).
www.icogitate.com /~tree/fig.w32.htm   (323 words)

 Welcome to Banyan Tree Book Distributors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Banyan Tree began life in 1989 on a tree-studded property in the Adelaide hills: a small warehouse and office, a couple of dedicated staff members and several animals, and lists from a few specialised USA publishers of quality metaphysical books.
These principles have allowed Banyan Tree to grow into a large, independent, national Australian distributor for a host of publishers from around the world - all highly respected for their own publishing integrity.
Susan Vanderheiden has nurtured Banyan Tree since its creation and, along with the knowledgeable team that supports her, built an enviable reputation in specialist and general bookshops and throughout the international publishing and bookselling profession.
www.banyantreebooks.com.au /about.cfm   (318 words)

In Hindu mythology, the banyan tree is also called kalpavriksha meaning 'wish fulfilling tree'.
The banyan tree is named after 'banyans' or 'banians', the Hindu traders seen resting or carrying out their business under the tree.
Banyan trees have aerial roots - running from branches to the ground - which enable trees to become very large - up to 200 metres in diameter.
www.plantcultures.org.uk /plants/banyan_landing.html   (178 words)

 Banyan Tree Park
This Banyan Tree was first planted in April, 1873, and marked the 50th Anniversary of Christian missionary work in Lahaina.
The tree was imported from India was only 8 feet tall.
It is one of the largest Indian Banyan trees in the world.
www.hawaiiweb.com /maui/html/sites/banyan_tree.html   (114 words)

 Banyan Tree Hotel, Phuket
Bordered by golden sands and gentle waves of the Andaman Sea, Banyan Tree Phuket is where tranquility and relaxation constantly surrounds.
From the serenity of its luxuriously appointed villas to the quiet pleasures of water courts, here in the land of smiles, ambience and atmosphere are combined with the finest facilities.
Banyan Tree Phuket is part of Laguna Phuket, Asia's first integrated resort.
www.circleofasia.com /bookings/hotels/banyan-tree-phuket.htm   (454 words)

 Nevis B and B - The tropical island gardens at Banyan Tree Bed and Breakfast located in the Caribbean Sea.
The Banyan Tree is always filled with birds and, in early morning or evening, wild monkeys can be seen watching us.
The large Banyan Tree itself is at least 300 years old.
When we started the Banyan Tree project, the old stone foundations and gardens were choked and covered with vines.
www.banyantreebandb.com /gardens.htm   (304 words)

 Banyan Tree Foundation
The Banyan Tree is a wonderful example of nature's diversity.
The tree, originally from Africa and India, grows to an enormous size by sending down roots from its branches that in turn form new trunks.
The banyan tree lives and spreads itself out for hundreds of years.
www.banyantree.ca /index.shtml   (255 words)

 Banyan Tree Bengals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Banyan Tree Bengals prides itself as being a professional and ethical breeder that emphasizes the quality of the breed.
The future of the breed is of greatest importance, not the quantity of kittens we have.
She talks to them allot and so they are all friendly and very affectionate, as she is. The boy from this litter (he looks like a Foundation kitten) will be sold as an outstanding pet, as fertility cannot be guaranteed in F4 male kittens :)....he is a real doll, very sweet and friendly!
www.banyantreebengals.com /kittens.htm   (500 words)

 EcoWorld - Trees
The Banyan Tree can begin it's life in the top branches of palms and other trees where perhaps a bird dropped a seed.
The wood of the banyan tree is soft and very porous, the sap is a white sticky latex.
Lifespan: possibly over a thousand years although the age of the Banyan Tree is difficult to determine due to the fact that the original trunk is usually hidden by years of arial or support root growth.
ecoworld.com /Trees/EcoWorld_Trees_Banyan.cfm   (214 words)

This remarkable 100-foot banyan tree was diagnosed with a fatal fungus — Hypoxylon Canker — and it was determined that the tree must be destroyed in order to protect other trees in the area.
The tree had to be disassembled branch by branch during a week-long process in Palm Beach.
The banyan tree will be on display beginning January 15, 2006 and will remain on exhibit until November 25, 2006.
www.bellagio.com /pages/about_press_pressrelease.asp?PressID=122   (569 words)

 Untangling Cambodian History: The Banyan Tree
The roots grow relentlessly; many of the ancient temples of Angkor have toppled as these roots have become embedded in the cracks and crevices between their massive stones.
A single tree might have dozens of trunks, and it is often impossible to tell which is the original.
This is Cambodia today: a thousand intertwined branches, a thousand stories woven together, a thousand currents of history swirling in different directions.
www.mekong.net /cambodia/banyan1.htm   (1001 words)

 Banyan Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Trees, as we use them in computing, come in a variety of flavors (bidirectional, unidirectional, with/without sibling links, etc).
Another is interlocking trees, rather like the BanyanTree, so that a particular "TreeView" of data can expose a single data item in multiple branches.
I want to see the data relationships as a tree, but the only way I can maintain any NormalForm integrity is to make the underlying structure a relational dataset.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?BanyanTree   (363 words)

 Banyan Tree
The banyan rarely starts on the ground, but its life begins possibly in the crown of a palm tree where the seed may have been carried by a bird.
The name "banyan" means merchant and is so given because the native Indian merchants spread their wares in the shade of these trees.
The tree is generally introduced into new countries for ornamental purposes or as curiosity.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /FLORIDA/3D_alt/trees/trees05.htm   (343 words)

 Banyan Tree Bintan : Banyan Tree Bintan
Banyan Tree Bintan Spa - Enjoy the calming and refreshing effects of aromatherapy and the various forms of massage amidst Asian floral scents.
Gallery - Found in all Banyan Tree Resorts is the Banyan Tree Gallery.
Banyan Tree Bintan is perched on hill slopes and set amidst lush tropical surroundings facing the South China Sea.
www.holidaycity.com /banyan-tree-bintan/index.htm   (499 words)

 a village banyan
I imagine these sacred trees are the remnants of the dense jungle that once covered Bali before the Hindu kingdoms fled Java in the wake of Islam.
The gnarled roots of this bayan tree (below) in the forecourt of a temple worn smooth by centuries of human traffic makes a pleasant dry and shady place to sit and while away time and for a peddler of toys to conduct his business from the back of a bicycle.
Meanwhile, the ancient banyan tree has borne silent witness to a traditional life played out beneath its shade and amongst its skirt of roots which has, until the past three decades, remained unchanged for centuries.
minyos.its.rmit.edu.au /~dwa/BanyanTree.html   (623 words)

 Banyan Tree - As featured in The Hot List 2003
That changed in 2002 with the opening of Banyan Tree on Intendance Bay, the finest beach on Mahé.
There are currently 37 villas, most built into the hillside, a few set close to the beach; all have private infinity pools, which gives some indication of the high standards to which the resort aspires.
Beachside villas have private gardens, hot tubs and open-sided pavilions for 'in-villa' spa treatments (Banyan Tree spas are rightly considered among the finest in the world).
www.cntraveller.co.uk /Special_Features/The_Hot_List_2003/Banyan_Tree   (261 words)

 Banyan Tree Laguna Phuket, Phuket, Bang Tao, Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Voted the Best Spa Resort in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveller, Banyan Tree Phuket is the epitome of luxury.
From the serenity of its luxuriously appointed villas to the quiet pleasure of its watercourts, gardens and landscaped golf course, tranquility and relaxation surround you.
There are many ways to indulge yourself at the Banyan Tree Phuket with the extensive facilities available.
www.gothailand.com /banyan-tree-laguna-phuket   (502 words)

 BANYAN TREE METHOD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Located in a former car showroom in downtown Los Angeles, the evening combines poetry, spoken-word performances, photography and multimedia installations under one roof, for one night only.
Sponsored by Marvimon House and the Banyan Tree Method, "Poetry In Space" is designed to engage and enliven the senses.
BANYAN TREE METHOD is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public exposure to poetry and the visual arts and to help educate the community on matters of perception.
www.banyantreemethod.org   (267 words)

 Nevis Bed and Breakfast - Banyan Tree Bed & Breakfast on the tropical island of Nevis, West Indies.
Nevis Bed and Breakfast - Banyan Tree Bed & Breakfast on the tropical island of Nevis, West Indies.
Banyan Tree Bed and Breakfast, on the unspoiled island of Nevis, is the perfect place to rest and relax.
Wild monkeys are frequent visitors, and our six acres of trees and gardens host exotic birds and butterflies.
www.banyantreebandb.com   (180 words)

 Banyan Tree Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Established in 1997, Banyan Tree Communications is the largest independent producer of radio and specialised audio programming in India.
Banyan Tree is India's largest provider of inflight audio for airlines, music for hotels and restaurants, in-store radio for shopping malls and retailers, and music imaging for corporate clients.
The company is also one of the leading suppliers of business news and current affairs television content to broadcasters worldwide.
www.banyan-tree.com /home.htm   (133 words)

 Male hotels, Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru, Maldives hotels
On a secluded coral atoll in the heavenly Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic, romance and tranquility at Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru that's second to none.
Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru offers excellent dining choices ranging from eclectic Maldivian and international cuisine at Ilaafathi restaurant to candlelit dinners under the stars.
Banyan Tree Maldives spa to soothe your senses and enhance your well being.
www.lhw.com /property.aspx?propertyid=522&Ext=GbanynMal   (486 words)

 Banyan Tree Bangkok, Thailand
In this sprawling metropolis, Banyan Tree Bangkok stands out as a much-needed 'sanctuary for the senses' and a rejuvenating spa retreat.
Ironically, you learn how to smile at the vicissitudes of life in a city of contradictions, in a city that is at once chaotic and serene.
Only 30 minutes from Bangkok International Airport, Thailand, Banyan Tree Bangkok is located in the heart of the central business district.
www.bangkok.com /banyantree   (369 words)

 Banyan Tree Learning Center - Building Foundations For Learning
We provide instruction in the basics of reading, written language, mathematics, and study/organizational skills using innovative, multisensory techniques and strategies.
Our goal is to help parents and teachers understand individual differences and to give students the skills they need for lifelong learning.
The Banyan Tree Learning Center can assist students in achieving their goals for educational and personal success.
www.banyantlc.com   (230 words)

 A Banyan Tree in Anguilla- Anguilla Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The banyan tree is of the ficus family and has aerial roots.
In fertile countries such as Hawaii, India or Southeast Asia, the banyan tree.
And to finish off this appreciation of the banyan tree, here is poetry tribute from India.
www.news.ai /ref/banyan.html   (153 words)

 Banyan Tree Bangkok
Shopping and eating are reasons enough for most travelers to stay for a while; art, religion and the royal family exercise an equally strong appeal and draw you to this 'Land of Smiles'.
Banyan Tree Bangkok is situated in the heart of the Bangkok's central business and embassy district, offering easy access to the downtown shopping and entertainment area of Silom Road, and the city's sight seeing attractions.
Banyan Tree Premier Single/ Twin Occupancy on CP Plan
www.indiatravelite.com /thailand/banyantreebangkok.htm   (412 words)

 Banyan Tree.  Mahe, Seychelles.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Banyan Tree Seychelles is located on Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, only 30 minutes by car from the International Airport and only 45 minutes from Victoria, Seychelles capital city.
Banyan Tree Seychelles has been included on Conde Nast Traveler magazine's 2003 Annual Hot List of exceptional resort destinations.
Beginning with the smaller villas containing well over 1,000 square feet, all are equipped with private pools, sun loungers, pavilions with living and dining areas, king size bedroom, indoor sunken tub and deluxe shower, dual vanity counter, bathrobes, hair dryer, coffee and tea making, mini-bar, IDD telephone, color TV, in-villa safe and air-conditioning.
www.sey.net /m_banyan.asp   (454 words)

 Banyan Tree - Historic Lahaina Tour
The banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) came to Lahaina from India when it was only 8 feet tall.
As the little town that was once the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom and the whaling capital of the world developed, the little tree grew and grew.
It reaches upward to a height of about 50 feet and stretches outward over a 200-foot area, shading two-thirds of an acre on the almost 2 acres of land in the courthouse square.
www.hawaiischoolreports.com /lahaina/lsite09.htm   (241 words)

 The Banyan Tree Project
This is the ultimate goal of the Banyan Tree Project – to improve the health of AandPIs by increasing their use of HIV prevention and treatment services.
The Banyan Tree Project is made possible with generous support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Banyan Tree Project is led by the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, located in San Francisco, CA.
www.banyantreeproject.org /about.html   (583 words)

 Banyan Tree Design
Banyan Tree Design is a telecommuting Internet development company that lets small businesses outsource projects including web application development, hosting and maintenance, database design and maintenance, software engineering, graphic design, copy writing and technology consulting to our staff of experienced engineers, programmers, designers and writers.
Banyan Tree Design represents over 10 years of software engineering experience in the Internet technology field.
Banyan Tree Design specializes in building complex data-driven web applications.
www.banyantreedesign.com   (160 words)

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