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The King of Banian Trees in China & The Mother of Rubber in China

The tree grows at Laodao Village of Tongbiguan in Yingjiang County. It is over 400 years old, 40 meters high and covers an area of 5.5 mu. More than 100 new trunks have grown from aerial roots, which touch the ground. The new and old trunks join together, forming a wonderful one-tree forest. Walking under the tree, you will feel as if you were wandering in a virgin forest. It is the biggest banian tree that has ever been found in China. That is why it is called the king of the Banian Trees in China.

Standing on the side of the Fenghuang Hill of Xincheng Town, Yingjiang, the tree is over 20 meters tall, and its trunk has a circumference of 3.2 meters. This tree is 90 years old, and is called " the Mother of the Rubber Trees in China" or "the First Rubber Tree in China", which has been ranked as a tree under national protection.

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