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 Classification Natural Monument   60
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Lacebark Pine of Songpo, Goyang
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Old Big Tree
 Quantity 1 Tree(6,843㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address San207, Deogi-dong  Goyang-si  Gyeonggi-do
 Age
 Owner Choe Sang-gyu
 Manager Goyang-si
 Description The lacebark Pine is called the "white pine" or the "white bone pine" because the bark of this tree becomes white.

This tree was introduced from China by missionaries during the Joseon dynasty.The lacebark pine in Songpo is about 230 years old.

Its height is about 11.5m and its girth is about 2.39m.

This tree stands at the entrance to the village.

In side view, this tree seems a reversed triangle because its branches have spread like the ribs of a fan.

The bark of this Lacebark Pine is not whiter than others.

There are two stories regarding this tree.

Yu Ha-gyeom got two Lacebark Pines from missionaries of China.

An ancestor of the Choe's family living in the village planted one of them on the grave site and it grew into a big tree.

(Choe Sang-gyu is the present owner of the Lacebark Pine.) In another story, Kim Jong-seo built the six fortresses during the reign of King Sejong.

Choe Su-won, general of the army, stayed at one of the six fortresses as well and planted the other Lacebark Pine there.

The villagers named this tree "Tang Pine" because this tree had been introduced from China.

Afterwards, it was renamed "Lacebark Pine".The Lacebark Pine in Songpo is a rare tree, and has been cared for by our descendants for a long time.

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