Iconic tree in Taitung 60 percent recovered one year after damage

11/26/2015 08:59 PM
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Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) An iconic bishopwood tree that stands in a picturesque rice field in the eastern county of Taitung has recovered 60 percent since it was uprooted by Typhoon Matmo more than one year ago. The tree, scientifically known as a bischofia javanica, has sprouted leaves again, and birds are nesting in its branches. The bandages on its trunk have also been removed.

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