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Bilu Sacred Tree

Updated:2019-06-25 2853

Information

Management
Mt. Hehuan Service Station
Recreation Zone
Mt. Hehuan Recreation Area
Altitude
2150 m
Address
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TEL:
04-25991195
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Situated at the 128km mark on the Central Cross-Island Highway, Bilu Sacred Tree is a Lunta Fir (Cunnhamia lanceolata var. konishii,). This tree is 3,200 years old and about 50m high with a diameter of 3.5m. Situated between Ci’en and Bilu, Bilu Sacred Tree is the largest old tree along the Central Cross-Island Highway.

Among Taiwan's native trees, the Lunta fir is the tallest. They can exceed more than 70 meters and can be used for reforestation.

Because the topography near Bilu Sacred Tree is very complex, the temperature increases with altitude and it is often crowned with clouds and mist, various tree species are intermingled here. The highest layer of the forest is conifers such as Chinese spruce (Picea morrisonicola Hayata.), Taiwan hemlock [Tsuga chinensis (Franch.) Pritz. ex Diels var. formosana (Hayata) Li,] and Lunta fir. Below them are evergreen broadleaf species with some deciduous species mixed in.

Service Facitilies

Food and Drink、Public Restroom、Phone、Parking Lot

Traffic Information

Bus:
From Hualien Railway Station, please take Hualien Bus 1141 bound for Lishan-1141 (served one bus daily only) and alight at Bilu Sacred Tree. If there are highway construction works during weekdays, the bus schedule might be vary due to the construction traffic control.
Driving:
1. From Taroko follow the Central Cross-Island Highway (Provincial Highway 8) westward to Bilu Sacred Tree at 127.6 km.
2. From Mt. Hehuan (Provincial Highway 14A) or Dayuling (Provincial Highway 8) areas, follow the Central Cross-Island Highway eastwards to 127.6 km.

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