The Giant Trees of Tochigi: #1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi Revisited

#1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi
In springtime, the zelkova truly transforms.

Number: 1
Name: Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi (新町のケヤキ)
Type: Japanese Zelkova (Zelkowa Serrata)
Height: 38m
Trunk Circumference: 7.4m
Age: 800 years
Location: 栃木県宇都宮市新町2丁目 (36° 32′ 53″N 139° 52′ 31″E)
Date of Original Visit: 2010-1-31
Revisited: 2011-5-25

#1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi
To see it in January, it is difficult to imagine the canopy would be this large.
#1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi
#1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi
It sure is tall.
#1 The Giant Zelkova of Shinmachi
A wee shrine behind the tree.

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