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    • Ginkgo Tree of Munmyo Confucian Shrine, Seoul
    • Ginkgo Tree of Munmyo Confucian Shrine, Seoul
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 Classification Natural Monument   59
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Ginkgo Tree of Munmyo Confucian Shrine, Seoul
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Old Big Tree
 Quantity
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 53, Myeongnyun-dong 3(sam)-ga  Jongno-gu  Seoul
 Age
 Owner National Property
 Manager Seoul
 Description A ginkgo tree can be as old as a fossil.

The tree was introduced along with Confucianism and Buddhism from China.

The trees are found in Japan, China and Korea.

The ginkgo tree has beautiful leaves in fall which are not damaged by harmful insects.

The ginkgo tree provides large, dark shade.

Therefore, it is often planted as an arbor or a roadside tree.The ginkgo tree in the Confucian Shrine of Seoul is about 400 years old.

Its height is about 26m and its girth is about 12.09m.

This ginkgo tree is in the lecture hall of National Confucian Shrine near Sungkyunkwan University.

Its branches spread nicely.

This tree has the well developed Yuju, which is noticeable.

Yujus are shaped like knots or short mallets, and they hang down between the branches.

Yuju is a kind of deformed root and often found in Japan but rare in Korea.

The ginkgo tree in the Confucian Shrine of Seoul has shown Yuju, and it is kept well by descendants.

Since the ginkgo tree is valuable in biology, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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