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 Classification Natural Monument   39
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Japanese Torreya of Samin-ri, Gangjin
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 2,380㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 28-10, Dongsamin-gil, Byeongyeong-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do  Gangjin-gun  Jeollanam-do
 Age
 Owner
 Manager Gangjin-gun
 Description Japanese Torreya is found in Japan and Korea.

In Korea, they grow in the southern areas of Naejangsan Mountain.

Because of their beautiful shapes, these are often planted nearby houses.

The seeds of this tree are used for medicine and oils.

The Japanese Torreya of Samin-ri, Gangjin is about 500 years old and its trunk is 11.5 meters and the girth is 5.8 meters.

There are some stories about this tree.

During the 17th year of the reign of King Taejong, people lumbered all trees for timber in order to build a military building but this tree was too small to be used as timber in those days.

Villagers consider this tree as a village guardian so they pray to this tree for peace and safety every January 15th.

Since it has been carefully preserved by the villagers and has great value as a historical and cultural property, Japanese Torreya of Samin-ri is designated and conserved as a natural monument.
 
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