A Forest made by One Tree-The Biggest Tree in China

In Tongbiguan of Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province, there is a Chinese Banyan whose crown covers an area of 5.5 Chinese Mu, and which has 108 new trunks developed from Clinging roots growing down into the ground. This 300-year-old tree takes up the largest area in China.

Growing in tropical and subtropical forests, the Chinese Banyan is big and tall and needs more nutrients, and, therefore, lots of clinging roots grow out of the trunk and the branches to take in water and nutrients in the air. When the clinging roots grow down into the ground, the ecological wonder comes into being-"A forest made by one Tree".


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