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Two millennial Chinese yews discovered in Anhui

By Wu Shengrong, Song Benjin (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

16:33, November 22, 2011

The photo shows three people trying to surround one of the two Chinese yew discovered in Anhui province.

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

Two millennial Chinese yews were discovered in a village near Xuancheng city of Anhui province. Chinese yew, which is equivalent to the panda in the botanical world, is one of the first-class protection tree species of China. It grows very slowly and only can increase one centimeter in diameter every 10 years.

As these two recently discovered Chinese yews are 10 meters and 20 meters high, experts estimated they are more than 1,000 years old.

 
 
 
 
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Stana Fio at 2011-11-22109.250.222.*
something like Olive Trees in mediteranean area ?
  

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