Tree with largest spread in the world

Sai Ngam Banyan tree originaly uploaded by fantomdesigns

The Sai-ngam banyan tree in Thailand covers an estimated 15,000 square meters! It literaly covers the entire surface of the small island that it is located on in the middle of a lake. Although it may look like many trees growing together it is actually one tree with many stems that are formed when roots are dropped down from the branches. This is a typical feature of many Ficus genes trees.

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