青森県指定天然記念物|Aomori Prefecture Natural Treasure

推定樹齢(Estimated Age)        不明(Unknown)
幹周合計(Circumference)          4.30m
樹高(Height)                          22.00m
国内最大級                                Ranked among the largest in Japan

 国内で幹周2位にランク付けされている巨木です。樹皮に特徴があり、暗褐色または灰褐色で、浅く縦に裂け、不規則な割れ目ができます。粗く長い鱗片になって剥がれるため、特異な外観です。全国でも個体数が少なく、大変貴重な巨木です。

 見学する場合は、栁沢家の家の庭先を通るため、声掛けしてください。

  Among the recorded "giant" Japanese hop hornbeams in Japan, this tree has the second largest trunk circumference in the country. Its bark presents a unique pattern, alternating between dark brown and taupe, with shallow vertical tears and irregular cracks. Its peculiar appearance owes in part to the way its bark peels off in long, coarse scales. There are very few giant trees like this one in Japan, making it very valuable.

  If you would like to visit the tree, please knock on the door of the Yanagisawa Family first. You have to walk past their house and into their yard in order to see it.