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    • Trifoliate Orange of Sagi-ri, Ganghwa
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 Classification Natural Monument   79
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Trifoliate Orange of Sagi-ri, Ganghwa
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Old Big Tree
 Quantity 1 Tree(262㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 135-10, Sagi-ri, Hwado-myeon  Ganghwa-gun  Incheon
 Age
 Owner Lee Man-gyu, Lee Bung-jae
 Manager Ganghwa-gun
 Description A trifoliate orange is distributed in Japan, China and Korea.

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

The trifoliate oranges which grow in Korea and Japan seems 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 at Sagi-ri in Ganghwado Island is about 400 years old.

Its height is 3.56m.

Seeing that the branch of this is big and thick, it seems that this tree was a large one in former days.

Most branches of this were dead and only the eastern branch of this stays alive in these days.

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

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

The trifoliate oranges in this place seems to be planted at that time.The trifoliate orange at Sagi-ri in Ganghwado Island has a historical value.

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

Therefore, it is designated as a natural monument.
 
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