On April 13, Master Le Canh Nam - Head of Research Department of Lam Dong Forestry Research Experiment Center, said that after the research period, the center has propagated and successfully planted pine trees. two flat leaves in Lam Dong.
The two flattened leaves are now propagated in Da Lat - (Photo: Luu Quynh)
Currently the unit has coordinated with Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park to plant 3 ha (of which 2 ha under the forest canopy, 1 ha in the bare land).
The pine tree leaves are endemic in Vietnam (the scientific name is Ducampopinus krempfii, pinaceae family). This is a species of ancient pine with the characteristic of two blade-shaped flat leaves, the world's only unique in Vietnam, narrowly distributed in Lam Dong (Bidoup - Nui Ba National Park, Lac Duong District), Khanh Hoa ( Khanh Vinh area, Hon Ba natural conservation area) and Chu Yang Sin (Dak Lak).
According to Master Nam, the flattening of two flat leaves grows very slowly, grows about 1mm in diameter per year (if the tree has a diameter of 2.5m, the age of the tree can reach 1,000 years), this tree is often found at high altitude. 1,200-2,000m.