Ancient tea trees in Suối Giàng, Vietnam

Gnarly, old trees with thick trunks, showing only sparse leaf growth at the very top, against a pale blue skyView Full Resolution

This tea shows ancient tea trees growing in Suối Giàng, Vietnam. Tea is native to a region including north Vietnam. In this areas, there are old-growth forests in which tea is a major canopy tree. Some of these wild tea forests are used to produce tea.

This tree has an intensely gnarled appearance, with only sparse tufts of leaves high up on the tree, supported by rather sturdy-looking, twisting gray trunks.

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Viethavvh at Vietnamese Wikipedia

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Region: Vietnam

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