The Giant Trees of Tochigi #30: The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano

#30 The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano
The weather was cloudy, but humid and warm.

Number: 30
Name: The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano (粟野のカヤ)
Type: Japanese Nutmeg-yew (Torreya nucifera)
Height: 20m
Trunk Circumference: 5.5m
Age: >300 years
Location: 栃木県鹿沼市口粟野 (36° 31′ 14″N 139° 40′ 34″E)
Date of Visit: 2012-4-30

To the east of Awano High School, in a neighbourhood of both houses and fields, stands the Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano.

#30 The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano
This is the side of the tree you'd approach from the road.
#30 The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano
The shrine.

At the base of the nutmeg-yew is a small shrine to Inari, god of harvests. It seems to be in good nick, so I guess this tree and that shrine are still well taken care of.

#30 The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano
This tree was designated in June 1989.
#30 The Giant Nutmeg-yew of Awano