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.
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.