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The 19th Guardian of the Pine: a famous Chinese tree and its bodyguard


On one of the world’s most beautiful mountains stands one of China’s most famous trees, a flat-crowned evergreen that may be 1,000 years old. The 'Greeting Pine' is so well known, it even has a bodyguard. That duty falls to Hu Xiaochun, the 19th Guardian of the Pine.