Banyan tree presentation is Thursday

Jane Lasswell Hoff, author of “Trees of Banyan Drive,” will give a presentation about the 50 historic banyan trees planted along the shoreline of Hilo Bay beginning in the 1930s.

The trees were named after each famous person who planted them, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Babe Ruth and Amelia Earhart, as well as several local leaders.

The public is invited to this free event at 10 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 13) at Reeds Bay Hotel on Banyan Drive in Hilo. Books will be available for sale and signing.

The talk is sponsored by the East Hawaii Outdoor Circle, an environmental nonprofit organization and a branch of the state-wide Outdoor Circle started on Oahu in 1912. One of several projects EHOC is involved in is protecting these iconic banyan trees, thus following the original mission statement of Outdoor Circle to “Keep Hawaii clean, green and beautiful.”

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