Designation date: December 9th, 1988
Evergreen conifers growing across the country
As an evergreen tree in an indeterminate form, its bark is red brown or black brown. The needles, pollen, and bark of pines are used for medicine or food.
Reason for designation
Covering most of mountains that take up 66% of the entire territory, pine trees are deeply related to our lives. The state of always being green all year round represents constancy as well as a spirit of never succumbing to any hardships. Thus, it symbolizes the indomitable nature of Geumjeong people.