India is home to some of the most famous trees on Earth. These individuals, through their popularity and unique identity, can serve as excellent ambassadors for the natural world. If these trees can help people to appreciate the existence of all of the unnamed trees, forest plants, and organisms, then they can help us to respect and care for the living things of the planet.
Millions of pilgrims have travelled to visit the Bodhi Tree in Gaya, Bihar. This is the most well-known tree on Earth, and is linked intimately to the thoughts and memories of the many millions of Buddhists alive and throughout history.
In Kolkata, countless tourists travel to see the Great Banyan of the Howrah Botanical Gardens. At the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar, three Ber trees are beloved by the pilgrims for their historical links to the original Gurus. Famous teachers, such as Sai Baba, Adi Shankaracharya, Sathya Sai Baba, and Sri Aurobindo, have by their association with some trees, brought fame to them.
Many trees are remarkable to such an extent that they deserve fame. The living root bridges of Meghalaya, the giant baobab trees of Mandu and Orchha, and of course, the superlatively large banyan trees, are not well known outside of their own region. Consider that tourism is a healthy, vibrant, and relatively sustainable industry. Have you ever travelled any distance to visit a tree, or a forest? If so, your presence as a tourist brought energy and perhaps rupees to these regions, and contributed to a sustainable future for humans.
You can also make even the most unassuming tree famous, merely by giving it a name and spreading knowledge of its existence and uniqueness with others.
Why don’t you share these trees with your friends, and make them famous? You can use the share buttons on each trees profile page to use social media networks such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and more.