LARGEST -- Banyan Tree in the Continental United States
Posted by: lazyCachers
N 26° 38.046 W 081° 52.731
17R E 412522 N 2946210
Quick Description: Located by the Edison Home visitors center in Ft. Myers. Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 9:55:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM3DFK
This banyan is the largest in the continental United States and is a Florida Champion Tree. It was given to Thomas Edison in 1925 by Harvey Firestone and was only 4 feet tall at the time. Thomas Edison experimented with different trees and plants for use as rubber and filaments.
Genus/Species: Banyan Tree - Ficus Benghalensis
Height: 62 feet
Girth: 32 feet
Age: Approximately 83 years
Planter: Thomas Edison
Type of documentation of superlative status: A sign attached to the tree
Location of coordinates: Right next to the tree
Web Site: [Web Link]
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