Treasured natural wonders

By LI HONGYANG | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2023-11-20 08:54
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The old and the beautiful

In September, the Chinese government released the results of an ancient tree selection and promotion campaign organized by the Office of the National Greening Committee. The following are among the most beautiful 100 ancient trees and 100 ancient tree groups.

1. Ginkgo

Age: 1,310 years

Spot: Tanzhe Temple, Mentougou district, Beijing

2. Ginkgo

Age: 3,700 years

Spot: Dinglin Temple, Rizhao city, Shandong province

3. Fir

Age: 1,140 years

Spot: Huangjia village, Ningde city, Fujian province

4. Fir group

Total: 390,812 trees

Age on average: 123 years

Spot: Zhujiawan village, Shangluo, Shaanxi province

5. Pine

Age: 1,308 years

Spot: Miaochuan village, Baoji city, Shaanxi province

6. Cypress

Age: 2,300 years

Spot: Dongshan village, Mianyang city, Sichuan province

7. Camphor tree

Age: 2,200 years

Spot: Tianhu village, Pingjiang county, Hunan province

8. Camphor tree

Age: 1,600 years

Spot: Luwan village, Lishui city, Zhejiang province

9. Locust tree

Age: 3,200 years

Spot: Guanhe village, Pingliang city, Gansu province

10. Locust tree

Age: 2,840 years

Spot: Xixu village, Jinzhong city, Shanxi province

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