After taking a bus from Taichung railroad station to Chitou
in Nantou (1.5 hours), we finally arrive at the altitude of 1130m.
Seeing those foggy mountains...My host told me that these fogs are the key point
why so many good teas are produced here.
Bamboos are the most famous scene of Chitou. I never see SO many bamboos at one time.
Their scientific name is Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel.
People were there for visiting those bamboo forests, some other big trees,
and samll trees which are ready for growing big and flourishing! I was quite exciting for this trip!
Why they chopped those bamboos?? The narrator told us the life of those bamboos are only about 7~8 years, and between 4~5 years is the best time for making them into useful tools, like furnitures. That's why they chopped them down, and in the meantime the new coming up bamboos will also have more space to grow up.
Here it is! The little small tree! It will become a member of a big group for decreasing the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. My host told me that these trees will be in part of the project from United Nations Environment Programme called Plant for the planet. By the way, they also told me that this kind of tree is called Taiwania, and this name has been established for 100 years.
Little maildrop beside the forests! I was wodering to send a postcard telling mom
how great the place is, but they don't sell any postcard here. What a pity!
My host's sister took photo of me on the a blooming tree.
Though I never climbed on a tree before, I can't resist to get closer to those beautiful flowers...