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Ho Chi Minh City fells massive century-old tree with hollow trunk

Ho Chi Minh City fells massive century-old tree with hollow trunk

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10:26 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City fells massive century-old tree with hollow trunk
Arborists cut down a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Arborists in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday started cutting down a more than 100-year-old tree in Gia Dinh Park, characterized by a massive trunk requiring seven people to encircle, as it posed a risk with cavities.

The ancient Khaya senegalensis tree boasts a base diameter exceeding one meter, with large branches measuring approximately 70-80 centimeters in diameter and reaching a height of nearly 30 meters.

Arborists cut down a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Arborists cut down a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City Greenery Parks Co. Ltd. staff reported that the tree has a hollow hole in the trunk, with a diameter of approximately 60-70 centimeters, making it susceptible to strong winds.

Due to its size, the process of cutting down the tree is expected to take about two days.

Arborists cut down a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Arborists cut down a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre

“After the removal, six Millettia ichthyochtona trees will be planted along the path, restoring the cleared area,” stated a representative from the company. 

Following the cutting, the wood will be collected, and the Ho Chi Minh City Infrastructure Management Center will conduct an auction.

An arborist hugs a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre
An arborist hugs a massive century-old Khaya senegalensis tree at Gia Dinh Park in Ho Chi Minh City, November 17, 2023. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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