National Tree

The Himalayan Cypress (Cupressus torolusa) is the national tree of Bhutan, or it is locally known - Tsenden. They are associated with religion, and may often be found near the religious structures and in the temperate zone between altitudes of 1800m and 3500m. To the Bhutanese, its ability to survive on rugged terrain represents bravery and simplicity. The cypress is also referred to as 'The Weeping Himalayan Cypress.