Uttarkashi: Asia’s tallest tree uprooted in squall
Dehradun, 9 May 2007
A 60.65-metre pine tree believed to be the tallest in Asia was uprooted in a thunder squall in Uttarkashi district Tuesday.
The 217-old tree was situated in Tonse forest division in the district and was being treated by the Forest Research Institute (FRI) as it had become weak and old, officials said.
“It is very sad that the tallest tree of Asia has been uprooted,” said B S Barfal, the Chief Conservator of Uttarakhand.
Scientists at FRI also described it as “a big loss”.
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