Thousands of trees of nearly 100 species across the country have been recognized to be heritage ones.
The “Vietnam heritage tree” title was initiated by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment in 2010.
To win the honor, trees must be at least 200 years old in the case of wild ones, and 100 years for the planted.
Moreover, the trees should be connected with historical and cultural characteristics of the area where they grow.
Those failing to meet the criteria but having special values to science, history, or culture will also earn the recognition.
Over the past 22 years, thousands of trees of nearly 100 species across the country have been recognized to be heritage ones.
Among them, there are 65 trees in Hai Duong, including 54 ironwood trees at Cao temple, Chi Linh city, six trees in Gia Loc district, three in Kim Thanh district, an ancestral lychee tree in Thuy Lam hamlet, Thanh Son commune, Thanh ha district, and a duoi (streblus asper) tree in Thanh Mien district.
Let’s admire the beauty of some Vietnam heritage trees in Hai Duong:
The ancestral lychee tree in Thuy Lam hamlet, Thanh Son commune, Thanh ha district, was recognized as a Vietnam heritage tree in 2019. It was planted in 1870 by Hoang Van Com, a local born in 1848
The 175-year-old gao (bombax ceiba) tree at Khanh Thien pagoda in Lac Thien hamlet, Lien Hoa commune, Kim Thanh district, is 25 m high
The tree’s flower buds are about to bloom. It is usually in blossom from March to May
The muong rang rang (adenanthera microsperma) tree in Hung Hoa hamlet, Lien Hoa commune, Kim Thanh district, is about 500 years old. Its trunk requires up to three adults to fully embrace
The 25-m high tree is located in the precinct of Vang temple of the hamlet. It fruits are overripe with small red seeds
The banyan tree in Cat Hau hamlet, Hong Hung commune, Gia Loc district, was recognized as a Vietnam heritage tree in 2021. The tree root is a daily alcove of many villagers
The bo-tree in Ninh Hai hamlet, Kim Tan commune, Kim Thanh district was recognized as a Vietnam heritage tree in 2022. The tree is about 300 years old, with a trunk approximately 2 m in diameter. The main root of the bo-tree has a wide circumference, where many locals often come to get some fresh air
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