Our ancestors inherited the beautiful country with history of 5,000 years to us. But many old or weak trees have died because the our environment has been destroyed by industrial and living pollutants due to industrial development and overpopulation of cities.
So we have designated and protected 11,573 trees among many beautiful trees our ancestors inherited throughout the whole country. They deserve to be specially protected and preserved because they are over 100 years old, big, or rare. And some of them are folk trees that have legends since time immemorial.
These protected trees (nurse-trees) are not only the national heritage from our ancestors but also our treasure we have to inherit to our descendants as the national spirit. Whenever we look at nurse trees around us, we think of and praise the strong spirit of trees. We should protect them with much more care and devotion to foster them as a valuable heritage of our country.