[Oldest Japanese cedar] GANSO-ATE
Wajima Ishikawa Prefecture
Hinokiasunaru other names- hiba, atebi and ate in Hokuriku region.
The two cedars were planted during the Tensho period between 1573-1592 and grew to become “Ganso Ate”. Both trees stand 30 meters of height, one measures 4 meters, and other 3.6 meters trunk girth. The thickest, tallest and oldest “Asunaro trees” in Wajima and said to be more than 450 years old.
Designated as Natural Monument in November 2004.