Ancient ginkgo

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Updated: 2012-05-17

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About 20 meters northeast of Huzhu Pagoda in Tianma Mountain Park, there is an ancient ginkgo more than 700 years old. It is the oldest tree in the nine peaks and 12 mountains.

Its branches are in the shape of dragon claws and echo each other. It is said that the ginkgo is a giant palm of the God of the Mountain, which holds up the Huzhu Pagoda, so this pagoda has remained standing since it became tilted hundreds of years ago. People also believe "if you drive a nail into the tree, you may get a son". For this reason, many people drove nails into the trees. Consequently, the trunks are withered. However, to everyone's surprise, one branch is still full of vitality.

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