Of all the banyan trees in Hawaii, this is the greatest—so big that you can’t get it all in your camera’s viewfinder. Imported from India, it was only 8 feet tall when it was planted in 1873 by Maui sheriff William O. Smith to mark the 50th anniversary of Lahaina’s first Christian mission. Now it’s more than 60 feet tall and a quarter-mile in circumference, and covers nearly 2 acres—the length of a city block—in the former Courthouse Square, now appropriately called Lahaina Court Banyan Park. Its aerial roots have formed 15 additional trunks, whose branches are now home to hundreds of mynah birds. They make quite the clatter at nightfall—avoid walking under them.