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    • Retusa Fringe Tree of Pyeongjung-ri, Suncheon
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 Classification Natural Monument   36
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Retusa Fringe Tree of Pyeongjung-ri, Suncheon
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Old Big Tree
 Quantity 1 Tree(159㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 5 Pyeongji-gil Seungju-eup  Suncheon-si  Jeollanam-do
 Age
 Owner Jang Gi-hyeon
 Manager Suncheon-si
 Description Retusa Fringe tree has a Korean name, 'Ipamnamu'.

The name, 'Ipab', literally meaning "rice", originated from the fact that its white blossoms resemble the cooked rice.

Since this tree blossoms when summer starts, it once had the name, 'Ipamok' in Korean (a tree growing in the early summer).

This name was changed to 'Ipanamu' and today became 'Ipamnamu'.Retusa Fringe tree in Pyeongjung-ri is about 400 years old.

It is 18m tall and has a girth of 4.6m.

This tree used to be about 17.6m tall according to records of 60 years ago.

Compared to this record, it has become weak and the branches has spread a lot.

This tree stands on the road which leads from Gwangju to Suncheon.

It provides good shade for villagers to take a rest with zekovas in the east.

Koreans have a legend concerning about this tree.

The blossoms of this tree foretell the year's harvest.

This tree usually grows in ground which has a lot of water.

Therefore, if the amount of rain is proper, the tree is in full blooms, but if not, it doesn't bloom well.

The water amount is important in rice crop.

As a result of long observation through experience, this result seems to be gotten.The villagers believe this tree is a guardian who protects the town and have looked after it for a long time.

Since this tree has been under our ancestors' care and protection and is also biologically valuable, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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