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The Hollow Tree at Lai Chi Wo
Hong Kong

The Hollow Tree (Autumn Maple) The Hollow Tree. The Hollow Tree is a more than one-hundred-year-old maple. It reaches a 21 metre high and 1.7 metre in diameter. It is called "hollow tree" because it has a huge hole inside the tree. The hole has openings in both upper and lower section of the tree. It is once said that there was a honeycomb and villagers tried to fire the comb but finally fired the tree altogether. However, the explanations from the description board of the tree told another cause. The parenchya cells in the centre of the trunk contracted and withered as a result of infection. Small holes began to appear inside the tree. However, the nutrients and moisture transporting cells around the exterior part of the trunk continued to grow and thicken. The trunk later get thicker, and the centre hollow expanded in tandem.

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