Photos by MJ Klein
Hui-chen and I were out the other day, with one of our longtime suppliers and friends. We came upon this very old tree in the Taichung area:
This shot gives us a good view of one of the other tree species growing along with the giant camphor. The predominant tree is the giant camphor and you can actually smell the camphor in the air.
The tree is so extensive that it can no longer support it’s own weight. Here we see a pair of “A” frames that were constructed to hold up the outer limbs. There are several such structures in place around the tree.
This shot is taken from the opposite perspective as our very first shot. Incredible, isn’t it?
Our last photo is taken on the side of the tree. Notice how the green metal railing is holding up many limbs that overhang it. It was gratifying to see that this tree is being cared for so well, despite some other giant camphor trees not being so fortunate. We’re glad that the local people appreciate this wonderful tree for what it is.
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