Hunan has a variety of centurial and millennial trees. They are landmarks, features of the landscape, and witnesses to history and culture. They grow harmoniously with humans.
Age: 102 Years Planted by Mao Zedong
The Most Meaningful Trees in Hunan
Chinese Chestnut Trees in Xianglong Village, Liuyang
More than 1,000 in total; 218 are over 100 years old; 5 clusters of 20-30 trees
The Money Trees in Hunan
Ancient Gingko Trees in Tongzi’ao Village, Shuangpai County, Yongzhou
Age: 181 Years Height: 7 m Diameter: 0.47 m
The Most Miraculous Tree in Hunan
Ancient celtis sinensis (Pu Shu) in Wangcheng, Changsha
Age: 1,000/1,500 Years Height: 41/44/46 m Diameter: 1.3/1.4/1.84 m
The Tallest Tree in Hunan
Ancient metasequoia glyptostroboides (Shui Shan) in Longshan, Xiangxi
Age: 1,600 Years Height: 16 m Diameter: 2.2 m Crown spread: 7.5 m
The Toughest Tree in Hunan
Ancient cunninghamia lanceolates (Sha Mu) in Chengbu, Shaoyang
Age: 1,500 Years Height: 18 m Diameter: 1.2 m Crown spread: 28 m
The "Wildest" Tree in Hunan
Fagus lucida (Shui Qing Gang) cluster in Sangzhi, Zhangjiajie
Age: 1,140 Years Height: 28 m Diameter: 6.5 m Crown spread: 37.5 m
The Widest Tree in Hunan
Millennium-old camphor tree in Qiyang, Yongzhou
Age: 2,500 Years Height: 25 m Diameter: 3.84 m Crown spread: 21 m
The Oldest Tree in Hunan
Millennium-old gingko in Dong’an, Yongzhou