Radio Taiwan International
Date: 28 December, 2018
By: Paula Chao
The forestry bureau in eastern Taitung county recently made the exciting discovery of hundreds of 1,000-year-old Taiwan red cypress trees.
A forestry bureau team arrived in a mountainous area of Taitung county by helicopter. Their mission: to find rare and endangered Taiwan red cypress trees. It took 13 team members five days to hike to their destination. Sometimes they almost reached the map coordinates only to find a steep cliff in front, not to mention the risk of falling off the slopes.
But the team members were determined to complete their task. And at a point when everyone was almost exhausted, they found hundreds of 1,000-year-old Taiwan red cypress near a beautiful lake.
It takes 10 people to make a circle around the tallest tree there, which is 15 meters in perimeter and 35 meters tall. [FULL STORY]