DAEJEON, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The most popular trees among South Koreans are pine trees, a survey showed Wednesday.
The National Institute of Forest Science surveyed 1,200 citizens and 290 experts, in which 37.9 percent of the citizens and 39.3 percent of the experts picked pine trees as their favorite.
Pine trees were followed by maple trees among the citizens (16.8 percent) and willow trees among experts (22.8 percent).
Pine trees were liked, among citizens, for their landscape (29 percent) and environmental value (24.8 percent). Among experts, they were liked for their historical and cultural values (36 percent) as well as their value in landscaping (24.6 percent).
The survey also revealed that 83.5 percent of the citizens and 88.6 percent of the experts surveyed said pine tree forests have greatly influenced their lives.
“The idea that pine trees can withstand the winter and desolation has carried on throughout the generations,” the institute said.
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