Stock Exchange Surrogate

Just down the street from the current site, the Mumbai Stock Exchange began under a tree at Horniman Circle, and while this original one is gone, this impressive banyan next to a public fountain serves as a fine surrogate

Heliodorus Nail

Near an ancient monument to a Greek ambassador in 140 BC, this is one of several old tamarind trees, filled with iron rings and nails which are used by local villagers to help exorcise evil demons.

Delhi Landfill Sludge Semal

With its feet in Delhi’s sewage, a small semal tree grows beneath the bulky heights of Delhi’s landfill- the destination for much of the city’s waste stream.

Highest Cricket Pitch Historical Tree

At a military training school in the town of Chail, this old dead tree, with crumbling treehouse, can be found in the corner of the world’s highest official cricket pitch

Bishnoi Memorial Khejri

Three hundred and sixty three Bishnoi people sacrificed themselves to the king’s woodcutters to successfully protect this grove of trees, and in the 400 years since their devotion have inspired generations of ardent treehuggers and nature preservationists

The Double Decker Root Bridge

Truly a unique accomplishment in the world, the roots of this rubber tree have been patiently guided by the Khasi people to form a sturdy, two-level bridge over a steep canyon.

The Mawphlang Elder

The namesake tree of a well-known and+Q908 ecologically critical sacred grove, this tree marks the site where the Khasi elders come to consult and make decisions.

Ram Teak

In a grove of impressive teak trees in the wild forests of Kanger Valley National Park, the largest tree present is named after the famous hero Rama.

The Chain Tree

Legend has it that after a British engineer murdered his native assistant, the haunting ghost was chained to the tree.

The Lepisanthes at Sadhana

At Delhi’s zoo, near the Purana Qila Old Fort, a broad Tree of Heaven offers shade to auto-wallahs and the occasional book-seller.