An old, twisted willow has been sculpted into weird shapes by villagers repeatedly cutting its upper branches to utilize the scarce wood available in the high desert
This impressively resprouted willow tree- one of the largest in Leh- grows near Shanti Stupa through the walls of the Zen Restaurant
A picture-perfect impressive old mango, at the Cubbon Park in central Bangalore
One of the curious banyan cultivars with the pocketed leaves
In the back of the Mysore Palace, a Eucalyptus tree has been stripped of bark by the tethered camels
Another grand, ancient tamarind at Auroville, this one named after Aurobindo’s French-born comrade, a woman known as the Mother.
The grandest tamarind I found in Auroville was named after the city’s founder, Sri Aurobindo, a renowned Indian freedom fighter and philosopher
This tree is growing from a granite crack near the center of Mamallapuram
A neem tree hugging the edge of a granite boulder below the temple carvings ata the ridge of Mahabalipuram
At Secret Lake, a small tourist attraction near Hyderabad’s Cyber City, there is a cafe made of plastic rocks with a plastic tree inside.