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150-year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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March 23, 2021 | 07:51

Overcoming all kinds of disasters in the last 150 years, the silk-cotton tree in hamlet 4, Quynh Luong commune, Quynh Luu district (Nghe An) still stands tall.

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ancient world heritage citadel of vietnam spoilt by natural disasters Ancient world heritage citadel of Vietnam spoilt by natural disasters
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150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
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)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
The tree reaches 4 meters in diameter and about 30 meters in height. Its phloem has turned scabrous and grey-brown. (Photo: Tien Phong)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
These days, the tree seems to stretch out with its bright red flowers, captivating the attention of everyone passing by. (Photo: Tien Phong)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
The tree stump is as big as 5 people's arms span. (Photo: Tien Phong)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
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)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
The tree has luxuriant canopy. (Photo: Tien Phong)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
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)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
Silk-cotton flowers are described as red notes of passion written into the blue sky. (Photo: Tien Phong)
150 year-old silk-cotton tree in Nghe An recognized as Vietnam Heritage Tree
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 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 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.

nho que river dons romantic garb in red silk cotton flower season Nho Que River dons romantic garb in red silk cotton flower season

In March, Nho Que River in Ha Giang dons a romantic garb with blooming red silk cotton flowers.

Valerie Mai