Taiwan beech trees on Taipingshan begin to turn color

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-11
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The leaves of the Taiwan beech trees in the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in Datong 6774499Township, Yilan County have turned yellowish gold, so now is the best time of the year for watching the trees, according to the Forestry Bureau.

In order to reduce environmental pollution, the bureau said it will enforce traffic controls to bar all vehicles except for official cars and sanctioned shuttle buses from entering the road linking the main road to the entrance of the Taiwan Beech Trail in the morning of every weekend from Oct. 15 to Nov. 13.

The entrance of the Taiwan Beech Trail is located on one side of Cueifong Villa. The total length is 3.8 km and it takes three hours for a round trip. Along the last section of this trail, there are 900 hectares of pure Taiwan beech forest. In spring, the Taiwan beech produces buds; in summer, the whole tree is painted in green; in autumn, its leaves turn into yellow; and in winter, all leaves fall from the trees, according to the recreation area’s official website.     [FULL  STORY]

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