Japan is home to a total of 64,479 “giant trees,” with the largest specimen — located at a temple in Kamo, Kagoshima Prefecture — boasting a girth of 24.22 meters, according to an Environment Ministry survey released Thursday.
A total of 10,367 new trees meeting set criteria — a three-meter circumference measured at least 130 cm from the ground — were added to 55,798 trees counted in the first survey conducted in 1988.
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