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Ancient trees recognised

Update: August, 14/2014 - 09:43
The Viet Nam Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) has recognised the Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) trees in a temple in Phu Yen Province's as Heritage Trees.— Photo nld

PHU YEN  (VNS) — The Viet Nam Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) has recognised the Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) trees in a temple in Phu Yen Province's as Heritage Trees.

The head of the provincial department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ho Van Tien said the trees, which were in the temple in Hoa Tri commune of Phu Hoa district, are 21m tall and 3.8m in diameter with a 12m perimeter. They were planted 190 years ago.

This is the second lot of old trees in the province to be recognised by the VACNE after 20 mango trees which were planted in the Tu Quang Pagoda 220 years ago.

VACNE has recognised 25 species of trees in the Song Hong (Red River) Delta as Viet Nam Heritage Trees. — VNS

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