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 Classification Natural Monument   78
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Trifoliate Orange of Gapgot-ri, Ganghwa
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 1 Tree(13㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 1016, Gapgot-ri, Ganghwa-eup  Ganghwa-gun  Incheon
 Age
 Owner Jang Dong-geun
 Manager Ganghwa-gun
 Description A trifoliate orange is distributed in Japan, China and Korea.

In Korea, it is found at the southeastern area of Korea.

The trifoliate oranges which grow in Korea and Japan seem to be introduced from China.

The seed and the fruit of this tree are used as a medical stuff.

This tree is suitable for the fence of an orchard because this tree is spiny.The trifoliate orange in Gapgot-ri is about 400 years old.

Its height is 4.2m and its girth is 2.12m.

It is located beside the Historical Museum in Kanghwado Island.

Kanghwado is the island where the King Gojong of Goryeo Dynasty had escaped from the Mogolian army and where the King Injo of Joseon Dynasty had escaped during the Manchu war in 1636.

After that time, trifoliate oranges were planted beneath fortress walls to protect the castle from a foreign invasion.

Therefore, the trifoliate oranges in this place seem to be planted at that time.

The trifoliate orange in Gapgot-ri has a historical value.

This tree also has a biological value because it is located at the northernmost habitat of a trifoliate orange.

Therefore, it has been designated and conserved as a natural monument.
 
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