SHAANXI, July 25 -- An 1360-year old Sal tree (shorea guiso),with a height of 20 meters and diameter at breast height of 3.8 meters , was found in Yinjun County, Shaanxi province in northwest China. It has been regarded as one of the sacred tree of Buddhism. According to historical records, the seed of the tree was taken back from India by Hsuan Tsang, a Buddhist monk in the Tang Dynasty, when he went on a pilgrimage for Buddhist scriptures there.

FYG- Forestry_Science_and_Education_-_7.25_1360-year_old_Sal_tree_found_in_Shaanxi

 

By Xin Shuyu