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We conducted a plant observation and a vegetation survey at Yamanose Park.

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

December 10-11,2022

 Together with Mr. Hitoshi Terada, born in Yakushima, a lecturer at Kagoshima University and a part-time investigator of the Cultural Properties Department of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, we conducted a plant observation and vegetation survey at Yamanose Park for two days. We learned about the importance of the forests in the lowlands of Yakushima, which have supported the lives of the villagers.

 Mr. Hironobu Konishi, who is familiar with the plants of Yakushima, and Ms. Takako Azuma, a teacher at Yakushima High School, also participated. We all had a great time making a simple vegetation map and a tree position map at three characteristic points in the forest using the Brown-Blanke method.

 Yamanose Park, where you can see colonies of coastal forest, Quercus phillyraeoides, Castanopsissieboldii subsp.Sieboldii, Cinnamomum daphnoides, Rhaphiolepis

indica var. umbellate can be described in a nutshell as a "sea forest" that has been greatly influenced by the sea. Adjacent to the Sidotti Landing Monument, it was truly a forest where you could talk about the lives and history of the people of Yakushima.


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