Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Over ten camphor trees have been carved with dragon patterns and gilded with golden paint on the road side in China’s Zhejiang province, the media reported on Tuesday.
Before the carving in Zhejiang, branches were cut off from the trees, but the trees will still grow new branches after the carving, China.org reported.
According to the owner, he owns all the trees and can do what he likes with them.
“Some people protested that carving on living trees is a cruel art,” the owner said.
It takes workers a hundred days to finish carving one tree and the mortality rate of the carved trees is quite high.