A walking mango tree in Gujarat!

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A walking mango tree in Gujarat!

Post by edfrank » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:52 pm

A walking mango tree in Gujarat!
IANS | Jun 13, 2011, 01.51pm IST
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life ... 835404.cms
An old mango tree has become the pride of this Gujarat village, not merely because of its age - which, according to the villagers, is over a thousand years - but also because of its ability to "walk".

Ask any villager in Sanjan Bandar in Bulsar district of south Gujarat, and he will insist that the mango tree in late Vali Ahmed Achchu's farmland has moved about 200 metres from its original place in more than two centuries and is continuing its "walk".

The mango tree (Mangifera Indica), which finds mention in the list of 50 heritage trees of Gujarat, has several unique features not seen elsewhere, says H.S. Singh, additional principal chief conservator of forests.
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Re: A walking mango tree in Gujarat!

Post by James Parton » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:57 pm


Interesting. A real-life huorn.
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