150-year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
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|No one in the Quynh Luong, Nghe An knows when the tree was grown. They only know that year after year, the tree still stands tall, witnessing the village's ups and downs. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|The tree reaches 4 meters in diameter and about 30 meters in height. Its phloem has turned scabrous and grey-brown. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|These days, the tree seems to stretch out with its bright red flowers, captivating the attention of everyone passing by. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|The tree stump is as big as 5 people's arms span. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|In the war against the US, this silk-cotton tree shielded the village's numerous political and administrative centers, protecting the village from rains of bombs. The tree was also the meeting place for the young who were about to leave for the battle. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|The tree has luxuriant canopy. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|In March, silk-cotton flowers bloom in red. The tree branches now wear an intense red coat, instead of the usual lonely and solemn look. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|Silk-cotton flowers are described as red notes of passion written into the blue sky. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|In December 2015, the silk-cotton tree in Nghe An was recognized as a Vietnam Heritage Tree by the Vietnam Ornamental Creature Association. (Photo: Tien Phong)|
|Hanoi dyed in red of silk cotton flowers |
In March, red silk cotton flowers burst into full bloom in Hanoi, dying the streets and villages a gloriously red.
|Hanoi in March: Silk-cotton flowers burn brightly red |
As March comes, Hanoi is put on a new bright coat embroidered with red silk-cotton flowers.
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In March, Nho Que River in Ha Giang dons a romantic garb with blooming red silk cotton flowers.