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Kaephung Zelkova Serrata in DPRK

Date: 28/11/2020 | Source: DPRK Today (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- Around the Mausoleum of King Wang Kon, a national cultural heritage of the DPRK, there is Kaephung Zelkova serrata with a history of 500-odd years.

This tree belonging to elm is 16 meters in height, 3.2 meters in girth of lower part and 17.4 meters in width of crown.

It was registered as a living monument in Juche 86 (1997) for its great academic significance.

When visiting the mausoleum in March 1996, Chairman Kim Jong Il gave an instruction on preserving the tree well, saying that the tree has a long history and it is also good to see.

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