The so-called Japanese cherry blossoms are disappearing from the Yeouido Seo-ro area in Seoul, famous for the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Road.

Yeongdeungpo-gu in Seoul announced today (1st) that it plans to introduce Jeju king cherry trees, a species endemic to Korea, here.

The current cherry blossom road in Yeouido was created by transplanting some Yoshino cherry trees during the restoration of Changgyeonggung Palace.

These Yoshino cherry trees are known as Japanese Yoshino cherry trees or hybrids.

For this reason, Yeongdeungpo-gu selected the Jeju king cherry tree, an endemic species managed by the Seoul Botanical Garden, as the successor to the region's king cherry trees.

Currently, there are a total of 1,365 Yoshino cherry trees in the Yeouido area, but most of them are old trees, so about 50 trees are dying and being replaced every year due to damage from pests and diseases.

From now on, we plan to plant Jeju Yoshino cherry trees rather than Yoshino cherry trees during this period.

Currently, the Seoul Botanical Garden is growing 200 Jeju cherry trees purchased from Jeju Halla Ecological Forest, and plans to supply them to Yeouido one by one when they are large enough to be planted as street trees.

(Composition: Kim Do-gyun, Editing: So Ji-hye, Production: Digital News Editorial Department)