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Camphor tree (Cinamomum camphora) in Bac Giang


This ancient tree, more than 1,000 years old, grows in Tien Luc Commune, Lang Giang District, Bac Giang Province. It was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information as a state treasure on Jan 21st, 1989. It's one of the two most ancient camphor trees in the world, a rare "wonder" of nature.

The first trees receiving Vietnam’s honorable heritage tree recognition are 9 "Muom" trees (Mangifera foetida) at Voi Phuc Temple, Thuy Khue, Hanoi


On the 1st of October 2010, in Hanoi, VACNE held a meeting to assess the registrations received for possible heritage trees and chose nine "Muom" trees (Mangifera foetida) in Voi Phuc Temple, Thuy Khe Ward (Tay Ho District, Hanoi) to give them, for the first time, honorable recognition as heritage trees for Vietnam.

Fifty seven more ancient trees to be recognized as heritage trees by VACNE


Under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Sc. Dang Huy Huynh, a meeting of the VACNE selection board for Vietnam heritage trees has been held to examine registration documents sent from many localities. The board has selected and suggested 57 trees for VACNE to honor that meet Vietnam heritage tree standards.

Heritage Trees and the issue of their conservation in Vietnam


In Vietnam, some "famous secular trees" like the Tan Trao banian tree (Ficus bengalensis), the thousand years old camphor tree (Cinamomum camphora) in Bac Giang province, the ancient longan tree (Dimocarpus longan)in Hung Yen province, etc. have been under the protection of the state and communities.

Redwoods are California's heritage trees


In the late 1800s, the lumber industry thrived in Napa County. Groves of evergreen conifers, Douglas firs and redwoods were felled on the hillsides and creek banks on the west side of the valley, from Napa to Calistoga.

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