Over a century old Banyan Tree in Goa gets a new lease of life after being uprooted

A tree-expert based in Hyderabad was flown down to Goa to take a look at the process and to carry it out.

In an event which is surely unheard of, an uprooted Banyan tree was given a new lease of life in Goa's Arambol area. The spot where this tree has been seated for decades now, is lovingly called 'The Source' and is hailed as an iconic site by several tourists. But earlier this month during an episode of torrential rains in the state, this Banyan tree came crashing down, which left a lot of people deeply saddened.


Re-rooting 'The Source'

This space was often used by tourists for various purposes like yoga, meditation, dancing and other things which made this tree, a significant addition to the Arambol area. So to revive it, several volunteers and tourists hailing from different nationalities like London, Russia, Berlin and so on, pitched in to make it happen.

A tree-expert based in Hyderabad was flown down to Goa to take a look at the process and to carry it out. The people who were emotionally invested in this Banyan tree, even took the help of Facebook and other social media platforms to collect the required funds. Around 2 lakhs were collected from the entire community and the remaining amount had been handed over to the land owner for further nursing of the tree. Although the experts and volunteers were underpowered, they managed to pull off this task, with sheer will and determination. They've even requested the authorities to make provisions for such situations in the future.

Knock Knock

There are also plans to have branches of this tree, planted at various areas throughout Arambol, to propagate its existence. Such stories truly inspire us and this incident is again a stellar example of how a united community can do wonders during adversities.

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