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Tribute paid to northern tea trees

Update: February, 17/2016 - 08:40

Hundreds of ancient Shan Tuyet tea trees in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai were recognised yesterday as Vietnamese heritage trees by the Viet Nam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE).— Photo vov.vn

YEN BAI (VNS) — Hundreds of ancient Shan Tuyet tea trees in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai were recognised yesterday as Vietnamese heritage trees by the Viet Nam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE).

"The Shan Tuyet tea trees at Suoi Giang Commune contain the special attributes of both culture and history, allowing them to become Vietnamese heritage trees," Dang Huu Huynh, vice chairman of VACNE, said during a ceremony to announce the status in the Commune yesterday.

This population of Shan Tuyet tea trees, totaling about 400, grows in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range at altitudes of 1,300m above sea level. The trees are between 100 and 300 years old and are highly valued by the ethnic Mong people.

Suoi Giang Commune has nearly 500ha of Shan Tuyet tea trees, which yield an average annual yield of 400 to 500 tonnes.

The Vietnamese heritage tree certificate recognises the unique landscape, ecological environment, socio-economic value and culture of the Commune.

It also helps to promote the diversity and abundance of Viet Nam's flora and the development of tourism, and raises public awareness of environmental protection. — VNS



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