Gingko Forest Opens for First Time in 2 Decades

  • Arirang News

    October 31, 2011 13:54

    The 43,000 sq.m gingko forest in the foothills of Mt. Odae has been opened to the public for the first time in 20 years. The forest is about the size of a baseball stadium, and many of the trees are over 30 years old.

    The healthy trees are planted in a straight row 5 m apart. The owner, Yoo Ki-chun, bought the abandoned land 20 years ago and planted gingko trees. He opted for the trees because the soil was wrong for cultivation as an orchard. He recently decided to open it to the public.

    The yellow hues of the gingko are one highlight of autumn foliage, and visitors now keep coming in droves to view one of the best sceneries the season has to offer.

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