A 300-year-old dracontomelum tree at the Special National Relic of Tran Hung Dao Forest in Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district, the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang has been recognised as a Vietnam Heritage Tree.

The recognition ceremony was held by the Vietnam Association of Nature and Environment on December 10 as part of activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) (December 22, 1944-2014).

The tree, 1.97m in diameter and 40m in height, witnessed the ups and downs of the heroic land of Tam Kim as well as the formation and revolutionary activities of the VPA’s predecessor – the Vietnam Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation.

The recognition is of important significance for the protection of the natural landscape and ecological environment in this historical forest.

So far, seven old trees in Cao Bang has received the Vietnam Heritage Tree title.-VNA