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World’s second largest Banyan tree on saline drip in Telangana

The world’s second largest Banyan tree in Telangana’s Mahabubnagar district, which is 700-years-old, is on saline drip now as part of rejuvenation of the tree. The tree which is almost

The world’s second largest Banyan tree in Telangana’s Mahabubnagar district, which is 700-years-old, is on saline drip now as part of rejuvenation of the tree.

The tree which is almost dying is being given treatment by injecting a diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested the tree.

Forest officials are infusing the chemical solution drop by drop using saline bottles similar to a saline drip given to patients in the hospital.

According to reports, the site has been closed for tourists until the tree’s condition is stable.

First Published: 18th April, 2018 14:07 IST

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