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Sugi 'Jōmon Sugi' at Mt Takatsuka

This page contains specific information about sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) '6436', which can be found at Mt Takatsuka in Yakushima (Kagoshima).

This tree is called "Jōmon Sugi". This tree is between 2100 years old (carbon dating results from the inside the hollow trunk) and 7200 years old (estimated from its girth compared to other local trees). It was 'rediscovered' in 1967 and is a popular hiking destination.

The girth of the tree is 16.20 m measured at a height of 1.30 m (Jan 28, 2012, Wikipedia). Its height is around 25.30 m (Jan 28, 2012, measurement method unknown, Wikipedia). This tree was planted around the year 2050 ± 1000, which makes it around -35 ± 1000 years old (Nardo Kaandorp, Jan 28, 2012).

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The photos are provided by Wikipedia user Yosemite, and Wikipedia user Chris 73.

Mt Takatsuka, picture by Wikipedia user Chris 73

Mt Takatsuka, picture by Wikipedia user Yosemite, 2005-02-14

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