A Tree With a Human Face

The figure grew to resemble a human face, with eyes, a nose, and even a mouth. (Image: NTDTV.com)
The figure grew to resemble a human face, with eyes, a nose, and even a mouth. (Image: NTDTV.com)

There are amazing wonders of all kinds in this world. In Taizhou, China, a 200-year-old ginkgo tree has grown an image of a human face. In November, the tree’s owner, Qi Jiangsu, discovered an abnormal figure on a branch of the 200-year-old ginkgo tree in front of her house.

The figure resembles a human face, with eyes, a nose, and even a mouth. Qi said that the tree did not always have a human face; it only started to form in recent years and looks like an old man.

Based on the size of the tree, Mrs. Chi estimates that it probably is at least 200 years old. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Based on the size of the tree, Qi estimates that it probably is at least 200 years old. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

In describing the tree, Qi said:

Based on the size of the tree, she estimates that it is probably 200 years old. Not only is the tree old, but it is also the only source of income for Qi’s family.

Ginkgo fruit is expensive, and the tree generates an annual income of around 20,000 yuan for the family, a significant sum considering that the average annual income for a farmer in China is just 11,000 yuan.

Ginkgo fruit is expensive, and the tree generates an annual income of around ¥20,000 yuen for the family. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Ginkgo fruit is expensive, and the tree generates an annual income of around 20,000 yuan for the family. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

The face has attracted many visitors. Some potential buyers gave up the idea of procuring the tree given its size.

Qi hopes that a tree expert will examine the tree; hence, the question of how a human face was formed might be answered. If the tree is found to be valuable, she hopes that a forester will provide a protocol to preserve the tree.

Translated by Jean Chen.

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