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 Classification Natural Monument   79
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Trifoliate Orange of Sagi-ri, Ganghwa
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 262㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 135-10, Sagi-ri, Hwado-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon  Ganghwa-gun  Incheon
 Age
 Owner
 Manager Ganghwa-gun
 Description Trifoliate orange trees are found in the southeastern area of Korea, and are thought to have been introduced to both Korea and Japan from China.

The seeds and fruit of the tree are used as medical substances.

Because these trees have many thorns, they are planted to form protective fences around orchards.

The trifoliate orange tree in Sagi-ri in Ganghwa-do is thought to be about 400 years old, and is 3.56m tall.

As the tree’s main branch large and thick, it must have been much larger in the past.

Most of its branches have died, and only the eastern branch is alive now.

Ganghwado is the island to which King Gojong (r.

1213-1259) of the Goryeo Dynasty fled from the Mongolian army and to which King Injo (r.

1623-1649) of the Joseon Dynasty escaped during the first Manchu invasion of Korea in 1627.

Sometime after that, trifoliate oranges were planted beneath the walls of fortresses to protect them from foreign invasion.

The trifoliate orange tree in Sagi-ri, Ganghwa-do appears to have been planted at that time, and is historically important as it was planted to protect against foreign invasion.

It has been designated as Natural Monument (No.

79).
 
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