300 Year Old Tree Avoids Felling After Locals Alert Officials of Falling Branches

 | Mon 29 Jun 2015 03:57 ICT

CityNews – The Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design at Maejo University, along with the Green Beauty Scented Organisation, examined a 300 year old tree in Mae Taeng, with the hope to restore and protect it.

300 year old tree

The two sectors were invited to evaluate the condition of the 50 metre high tree by Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbandit, after locals had raised concerns that the tree’s branches were falling down, damaging property and vehicles.

According to Banchong Somboonchai, the dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, the tree is not dead, but has an increasing number of dried out branches.

The dried branches were removed, leaving only the living part of the tree left.

Banchong added that restoration and protection of old trees is extremely important, and that this is an example of how to keep such an amazing natural asset within the city, without resorting to cutting it down.

He also added that each local administration should set up teams that specifically restore and protect old trees.