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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, measured at a height of 1.30 m, is 16.20 m (Jan 28, 2012, Wikipedia). Its height is around 25.30 m (Jan 28, 2012, measurement method unknown, Wikipedia).


The age of the tree was estimated by these persons:
YearPlanting or germination yearAgeMeasurement
Jun 21, 20122000 BC ± 30004015 ± 3000 yJenny
Dec 2, 20121000 BC ± 10003015 ± 1000 yConifers

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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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