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Jeju gotjawal harbors rare oakThe island’s forests provide Korea’s only habitat for red bark oak
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▲ There are just 680 Quercus gilva on Jeju Island, all in the gotjawal forests. Photo courtesy GFDL,Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.1 Japan License

The rocky volcanic grounds of Jeju’s gotjawal forests house Korea’s only red bark oaks (Quercus gilva) after researchers at the Korea Forest Research Institute studied dispersion of the species over the past two years.

The institute announced in November that there are just 680 on the island, 668 of which grow in the Hangyeong and Andeok gotjawal areas, and there are eight in the Seonheul gotjawal, and four elsewhere.

The red bark oak is a large evergreen tree reaching 30 meters and grows in evergreen mountain forests. It has 12 c.m.-long dark-green leaves which are taper-pointed and edged with sharp teeth. Its acorns are up to 2-c.m. long with a cup of 6 to 8 concentric rings.

The trees are found mainly in subtropical regions of East Asia in southern Japan and Taiwan. There are so few in this country that the Korea Forest Service has designated the variety as an endangered and rare species.

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