2021-09-14

Xiangyang, Hubei: Thousand-year-old ginkgo flourishes

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, Xiangyang, September 14th (Hu Chuanlin and Chen Xiaoxi) The “Top Ten Most Beautiful Ancient Trees” for the first time in Hubei Province was announced recently. A ginkgo tree located in Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang City is on the list. 1500.

Xiangyang, Hubei: Thousand-year-old ginkgo flourishes

The ancient ginkgo tree in the Guangde Temple in Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang City was photographed on September 7 (data map) Photo by Yang Dong

This ancient tree grew in the Guangde Temple in Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang City. The old trees are equipped with guardrails, and the staff will take care and care of them on a daily basis. Although it is autumn, the tree is still lush and luxuriant, with red blessing bands hung around the fence.

The relevant person in charge of Xiangyang Natural Resources and Planning Bureau Yin Chenhui introduced that the ginkgo tree is 26.2 meters high, has a chest circumference of 482 cm, and an average crown width of 18 meters, about 1500 years ago.

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p >The ancient ginkgo tree in the Guangde Temple in Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang City, taken on November 30, 2020 (data map). Photo by Yang Dong

Yin Chenhui said that the ancient ginkgo tree that has lasted for thousands of years is still flourishing today. . The towering trunk, old roots, and the state-level cultural relics protection unit Duobao Pagoda are set against each other, which is very decent. The ancient stele under the tree records the legendary story of the ancient ginkgo tree “The virtue of the tree is always new”. (End)