Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Weeping red pine in Dongsan-ri , Cheongdo county

This tree is also called willowlike pine tree, for its branches droop like the weeping willow. It is not certain whether its branches are drooping because of outside pressure.

Even if it were so, this tree is all the more precious because it has survived
the pressure and shadow of other trees. A legend has it that this tree, when a minister
passed it, suddenly drooped as if bowing down to him.

It is 14m tall , and its circumference at the chest level 1.96m its branches, almost touching the ground , cover the area of 10.3m by 9.1m it is presumed to be about
 200 years old.

             Weeping red pine is under the protection of natural Monument no.295

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