Aromatic Tree in Yangji-ri Yangju

Aromatic Tree in Yangji-ri Yangju
  • Item : Natural Monument No 232
  • Quantity and Volume : one, 7,851㎡
  • Designated Day : 1970. 11.05
  • Site : 530, Yangji-ri, Jingeon-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Maintaining Agency : Namyangju-si

Aromatic trees inhabit in the south of the central areas of Korea and Japan and is also called Sangnamu (tree) or old pine tree. As this tree has strong aroma, it is used as garden trees and park trees or material to burn incense for religious services.

The aromatic tree in Yangji-ri Yangju is estimated to be about 500 years old and 12.2m in height and 3.65m in girth. It spreads to all directions by dividing into seven branches at the point of 2m high from the ground. This aromatic tree grows on the side of the graveyard for ancestors of the Sin of Geochang and there is a tombstone about history of Sin family.

The aromatic tree in Yangji-ri, Yangju is material to find out folk culture of serving our ancestors. As a big old tree, it is well to be preserved for biological reason. It is designated and protected as a Natural Monument.

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