Meet a colossal perfectly-shaped camphor tree in Jiangxi

This giant camphor tree with its canopy in the shape of a perfect mushroom is a monument of sorts in Yanxi Town, Jiangxi Province. Standing at the side of a road, plantations around it appear to be dwarfed in comparison. The camphor is common in the south of the Yangtze River Basin in China. It can reach 55 meters in height and 3 meters in diameter.  It has a wide canopy, dense branches, and is evergreen all the year-round. That's why it is employed as an ornamental tree along major streets in cities in southern China.

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