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Hoi An saves uprooted trees

Update: October, 17/2013 - 09:52

DA NANG (VNS)— Around ten ancient trees in the old quarter of Hoi An City, which were either uprooted or blown down after the year's 11th storm, Nari, hit the central region, have been restored.

These trees are almost 100-years-old with diameters from 20cm to 50cm, vice chairman of Hoi An People's Committee, Truong Van Bay told Viet Nam News yesterday

"We have restored a 50-year-old star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) tree in Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. It was uprooted when Nari hit the city last night," said director of Hoi An City's public works company, Nguyen Quoc Tien.

"Experts and staffs will do all for the conservation of the trees, which are part of Hoi An heritage," Tien said, adding that the company has helped restore fallen trees after storms in the city for years.

However, he said he only expected the conservation would help half of the old trees to survive.

Truong Chi Trung, director of Hoi An Town's Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, said the conservation of ancient trees is an effort to restore green landscape for the UNESCO-recognised world heritage town.

Trung said fortunately all ancient houses in the old quarters were undamaged after the storm. — VNS

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