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1169-Hinoki Cypress Knowle
1169-Hinoki Cypress Knowle
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Tree No.1169info
Botanical NameChamaecyparis obtusainfo
Common NameHinoki Cypressinfo
LocationKnowleinfo
AccessibilityAlways accessibleinfo
NotesOne of the Five Sacred Trees of Kiso, the timber of Hinoki was so good for building that it was reserved for the Samurai rulers of the Japanese Edo period and if commoners cut one down they were imprisoned.
This tree is somewhat swamped by the surrounding Laurel and Rhododendron, but if you struggle through you will see the rich red bark on the pencil straight trunk.  In late autumn the upper branches are festooned with many, pea-sized spherical cones.
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