Vinh Long: Ancient trees receive historical relic status hinh anh 1The hopea tree at Ba Pho Pagoda in Tam Binh district (Photo:

Vinh Long (VNA)Ancient trees and clumps of trees in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long were recognised as cultural and historical relic trees by the Vietnam Ornamental Creatures Association.

A ceremony to announce the recognition was held at the provincial museum on November 3.

They include six trees and tree clumps in the campus of the provincial museum, a banian tree in Long Ho Citadel relic site in Vinh Long city, a hopea tree at Ba Pho Pagoda in Tam Binh district, a crape myrtle on provincial road 909 in Tam Binh district and a hopea tree clump at the national historical and cultural relic site of Van Thanh Temple in Vinh Long city. They are aged from 72 to 416 years.

According to the provincial conservation board of cultural and historical trees, the historical and cultural trees are connected with the province’s historical figures or events.

The recognition aims to honour historical values and raise public awareness of relic trees’ importance and the need to protect and conserve them, said Lu Quang Ngoi, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

At the ceremony, the Vinh Long Ornamental Creatures Association approved regulations on relic tree management and protection.-VNA