(ECNS) -- Chinese scientists have discovered an 83.2-meter tree in Zayu county of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the tallest tree in the nation, according to the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The tree is called Abies ernestii var. salouenensis, a type of evergreen fir.
Within one kilometer around the tallest tree in China, there are still one 78-meter Abies ernestii var. salouenensis, two 77-meter Abies ernestii var. salouenensis, and several trees over 70 meters tall, which reflect the originality and uniqueness of the forest ecosystem in southeastern Tibet.