The Tall Pine #Treelove

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This is said to be the tallest tree in Lalbagh Gardens. It is estimated to be over 150 years old, slightly over 50 metres tall, and is now a protected heritage tree. Historically, 150 years could well be considered the blink of an eye.

Some say, these trees are like living fossils, and have been around since the Mesozoic era. In fact, I’ve even heard someone say that some of the herbivorous dinosaurs evolved their long necks from trying to eat leaves off these tree-giants. Tall tales or myths, I have no clue of, but, this pine which I saw during my City tour last month was certainly one of the tallest pines I’ve ever seen in my life and I’ve seen quite a variety of these in the North-Eastern hills of India where they are very commonly found.

If you happen to be in Bangalore, and would like to see some majestic trees, do visit the Lalbagh  Botanical Gardens and feast your eyes on the varied plethora of trees, plants and shrubs of all kinds.

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Joining Parul today for her #ThursdayTreelove post, which is a photo feature on Parul’s blog and is hosted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. where you get to see many other beautiful trees from many different places. 

19 thoughts

  1. What a tall one! Beats them all. Yes, I have heard of that story about Dinosaurs and it is so interesting. Lalbagh and Cubbon Park has some of the coolest trees. Thanks for sharing, Esha and always grateful for joining!

    1. Indeed, Parul. Cubbon Park and Lalbagh are the lungs of this city. So many old trees with so much history in them. They’re so beautiful— each one of them.
      I’m glad to join in for #TTL and see all the amazing posts. 🙂

  2. such an amazing shot and it is great to learn about the history of this tallest tree. for me, it is a bit of nostalgic too dear, it has been long 3 years to visit India..and this post has re memorised me all the great places I had visited in India with mom-dad.

    1. Thank you so much, Surbhi. I can totally understand how you feel…I was living in England for close to 10 years and prior to that I mauritius and the long years being away from homeland always made me long for home so much! I hope you visit home very soon and make more lovely memories with your near and dear ones, Surbhi. Hugs <3

  3. Such a beautiful tree.. age gives them an unusual character … The Lalbagh Botanical garden is wonderful.. i have visited once but had to leave out some sections due to time constraints … hope to go again some time… Thanks for sharing…

    1. Thanks a lot, Archana! Yes, i guess the older they get, they look more beautiful and it seems they are wiser too because they’ve seen so much over the years! That’s what I think when I see them. Do try and visit Lalbagh next time you’re in Bangalore. You might find new things like this tree you missed out earlier. Thanks for stopping by, Archana. 🙂

    1. True, Angela…Lalbagh has a lovely collection of trees…some very old and rare ones too, which are a treat to see! Surprisingly, lot of locals have also never ventured into the gardens even though they’ve been in the city all their life!

    1. That’s the beauty of these tall conifers, Alana. Do plan a trip to India sometime and you will see a wide variety of trees that I promise will leave you spellbound.

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