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    • Cork Oak of Susan-ri, Uljin
    • Cork Oak of Susan-ri, Uljin
    • Cork Oak of Susan-ri, Uljin
    • Cork Oak of Susan-ri, Uljin
    • Asian cork-oak tree in Uljin
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 Classification Natural Monument   96
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Cork Oak of Susan-ri, Uljin
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 1 Tree
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 381-1, Susan-ri, Geunnam-myeon  Uljin-gun  Gyeongsangbuk-do
 Age
 Owner Jin Won-ho and 4 people
 Manager Uljin-gun
 Description Oriental cork oak trees grow Japan, China, and Korea.

The characteristic of these trees is to develop cork on branches.

They grow well in a dry place which face the south or in a rocky place.

Especially, many of them are growing in Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do.

The bark of this tree is used as cork and the fruits are used for making jellies.The oriental cork oak tree in Uljin is about 300 years old.

It is 20m long and has a girth of 5.94m.

In 1959, Typhoon Sarah broke away its southward branches and damaged the trunk.

Thus it looks weak now.

According to the tradition, this tree was planted by the great Buddhist, "Uisang".

And the tree is said to have offered refuge to king fleeing from enemy forces.Since the oriental cork oak tree in Uljin has been under our ancestors' care and protection and is valuable biologically and historically, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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