‘Symbol of hope’: Lahaina’s beloved banyan shows new growth after fires

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Community rallies to save colossal 150-year-old tree after Maui wildfires badly singed it last month

A colossal, beloved 150-year-old banyan tree at the centre of Lahaina town that was scorched when deadly wildfires ravaged Maui, Hawaii, last month is showing viridescent signs of new growth.

The tree, which has been described as the “heartbeat of Lahaina Town” was badly singed, but still standing last month after fires killed at least 97 people and reduced much of the historic town to ash.

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