The Trees at the Promenade Museum

The Japanese Cedar

An endemic tree of Japan, characteristic of the cold temperate forests of the archipelago. It has long been widely distributed throughout the world, particularly in China and Korea.

In Japan, it was often planted around temples. It also provides a fragrant wood also used in construction.

The ones in the park at the Promenade Museum were planted in 1993 to commemorate the installation of an ammonite fossil rock-slab in the city of Kamaishi.

Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D.Don

Japanese Cedar

Grows to 60m high, bark is reddish brown, spindly leaves 0.5-1cm long, cones 2-3cm in diameter.