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Some 5,000 saplings of a new pollen-free cedar tree developed in Toyama Prefecture are set to be planted this fall to be used in the forestry industry, raising hopes that the new tree could help alleviate pollen allergies while securing needed lumber.

The newly developed cedar, Tateyama Mori no Kagayaki (Tateyama Forest Glitter), is the first pollen-free cedar tree in Japan to be developed from its seed and has succeeded in mass production, according to the prefectural forestry institute.

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