Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree

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Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree
Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree
The original appearance of Takeshi Kaneshiro tree before being blown down by Typhoon Matmo, taken in June 2014
Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is located in Taiwan
Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree
Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree
Native name金城武樹  (Chinese)
SpeciesBishop wood (Bischofia javanica)
Coordinates23°05′51″N 121°12′16″E / 23.097389°N 121.204491°E / 23.097389; 121.204491
Height10 m (33 ft)
Girth10 m (33 ft)

Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree is a bishop wood located on Mr. Brown Avenue, Chishang Township, Taitung County, Taiwan. Because of advertisements made in June 2013 by EVA Air with Takeshi Kaneshiro in this tree, it was named Takeshi Kaneshiro Tree.[1] Since then, this tree has become a famous landmark attracting countless tourists to visit this place like a pilgrimage. It is estimated that the annual output value of tourism will reach NT$500 million. However, after the increase of tourists, a small number of people littering and destroying of crops by trampling has caused concern by local citizens to the extent that local farmers wanted to cut down the tree.[2][3]

Takeshi Kaneshiro tree fell during Typhoon Matmo on July 23, 2014.[4] After treatment by Japanese and Taiwanese arborists, the tree has been raised back and gradually restored.[5]

After being blown down by Typhoon Medham, the replanted Takeshi Kaneshiro tree. (Photographed on October 11, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "金城武樹小檔案". 自由時報. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  2. ^ "年賺5億觀光財 金城武樹 颱風吹倒了". 蘋果日報. 2014-07-14.
  3. ^ "「金城武樹」倒了 地主開心:原想砍掉". 蘋果日報. 2014-07-23.
  4. ^ "【更新】麥德姆強風 吹倒伯朗大道「金城武樹」". 蘋果日報. 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  5. ^ "金城武樹扶正 重新站起來". 自由時報. 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-26.