Put children around the parent in the forest

How can I put Dan, Eve, and Frank under the mother node? I tried changing anchor points and level distances but I couldn't put these children on the same horizontal level as the parent.

I prefer a solution that locally solves this problem, i.e., adding parameters to the nodes rather than changing the global settings of the forest, as I have a predefined macro based on this forest settings.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{forest}
\begin{document}
\begin{forest}
for tree={  calign = first,
grow=west,
inner sep=0,
outer sep=0,
child anchor=east,
l sep=5mm,
s sep=8mm,
anchor=north east
}
[\begin{tabular}{l}A very wide and\\
tall parent node that\\
needs to have\\
its choldren surrounded\\
from left and bottom
\end{tabular}
[Ann]
[Bill]
[Carl]
[Dan]
[Eve]
[Frank]
]
\end{forest}
\end{document}


If this is part of a larger tree, doing this with Forest is not unreasonable. If, however, your tree is limited to this structure, TikZ is a better option as you basically have to manually position the nodes anyway.

Note that tabular is never required in a Forest tree. Just use align=<tabular specification>. You get a tabular with align anyway.

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{forest}
\begin{document}
\begin{forest}
for tree={
calign child = 2,
s sep'=8mm,
},
grow=-125,
before drawing tree={
for children={
if={ > O_< {n}{4} }{x/.option=!u3.x}{y/.option=!u4.y}
},
},
[A very wide and\\tallparent node that\\needs to be\\surrounded by its children\\from left and bottom, align=left
[Ann]
[Bill]
[Carl]
[Dan]
[Eve]
[Frank]
]
\end{forest}
\end{document}


You can adjust the angle of growth, calign child and/or s sep' as desired. If you don't want the order of the children reversed, use grow' rather than grow.

Personally, if this was the structure I needed, I'd be tempted to do something more like this:

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node [align=center] (r) {A very wide and\\tall parent node that\\needs to be surrounded\\by its children from\\left and bottom};
\foreach \i  [count=\j from 0, evaluate=\j as \k using {180+(18*\j)}] in {Ann,Bill,Carl,Dan,Eve,Frank} \draw (r) -- +(\k:30mm) node [anchor={180+\k}] {\i};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}