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 Classification Natural Monument   103
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Songni Jeongipumsong Pine Tree, Boeun
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 7,680㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 17-3, Sangpan-ri, Songnisan-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do  Boeun-gun  Chungcheongbuk-do
 Age
 Owner
 Manager Boeun-gun
 Description Jeongipumsong in Songnisan Mountain (Red Pine Minister Rank bestowed in Songnisan) is a 600-year-old pine tree with height of 14.5m and girth of 4.77m and can be found on the way to Beopjusa Temple.

There are old stories regarding this tree.

In the tenth year of King Sejo (1464), when the king visited Beopjusa Temple, he happened to run into the tree.

At that time, the branches of the tree were hanging down, and the palanquin got stuck.

As soon as King Sejo said, "The palanquin got stuck," the pine tree raised its branches, and the king passed safely.

According to another story, King Sejo avoided rain under the tree.

Because of these two incidents, King Sejo designated the pine tree as Jeongipumsong (post of minister) in honor of the tree's loyalty.

The pine tree has gone through a lot of damage.

Subsequently, a large-scale screen was once installed to protect against Solliphokpari (Thecodiplosis japonensis) attack.

The pine tree used to be beautiful, shaped like a conical hat or an umbrella, but its branches on the west side were broken off by a strong wind in 1993.

Songni Jeongipumsong Pine Tree, Boeun is considered a faithful tree, and it has been preserved by descendants.

Since it is biologically and historically valuable, Jeongipumsong is preserved and protected as a natural monument.
 
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