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Oldest pine tree in Baguio bows down to Typhoon Ompong

The 200-year-old Veteran Pine , known among locals as the oldest pine tree in Baguio, is no more as it toppled due to a landslide brought about by Typhoon Ompong. Veteran Pine, located along the road leading to Mines View Park, had been declared dead by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) back in 2011. However, it was sculpted into a monument as homage to the city s pine trees, with Cordillera woodcarvers peeling off its bark to chisel the face of Iddaya, a generous wealthy char

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