Victorian Privacy Tree

This tree at Victoria Memorial, Calcutta, demonstrates one surprising use for the buttressed trunk- compartments for young couples to snuggle together.

Kasdorf Saraca

A flowering Ashoka tree in the corner of the Victoria Memorial, good for climbing

The B Tree Parkia

A huge Parkia at the left side of the Victoria Memorial, first identified by a resprouting branch and hollow that for the letter “b”

Mimusops Shade

A declining tree, dramatically placed in front of the Victoria Memorial’s reflecting pool

St Xavier College Araucaria

At the entrance to St Xavier school, this Southern Hemisphere tree adds a nice touch to their garden plantings

St Thomas Church Neon

Yet another neon palm tree, near St Thomas Church, at the end of Sudder Street, Kolkata

Hotel HI Semal

One of two tall semals growing at the front of the Hotel Hindustan International in downtown Calcutta, visible from the flyover.

Presidency College Semal

This tall semal tree grows in the corner of a courtyard at Calcutta’s famous Presidency College

Park St Peepal

At one of Calcutta’s most crowded intersections, this small tree-shrine is passed by countless pedestrians and motorists going about their business on Park St.

Landmark Trees of India