This beauty is a kind of semal, or kapok tree. Its special feature is the four-cornered base, almost like the base of a dart! The boy standing at the base of the tree is one Bala. The pictures of these giant American trees, below, were sent to me by another Bala.
Redwood Tree in Redwood National Park
Wawona Tree Mariposa Big Tree Grove Yosemite National Park