Heavy rain brings down sacred tree at Gifu shrine

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  1. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200712_15/



    i was wondering
    can they pour rooting formula on the roots then put dirt on the roots(cover them) and see if it stays alive ?
     
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  3. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    other alternative might be to remove & preserve the wood and build(new foundations purpose built modern fit for tourism) a small shrine out of the trees wood
     
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  5. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    how the mighty have fallen...........................
    The 40-meter-tall tree ... a circumference of 11 meters.

    small shrine?
    There is, most likely, up to 160,000 bd ft(board feet) of lumber in that tree
    average stick built house of 2000 sq ft would require 1/10 that amount.

    useable bd ft is another matter
    even if only 60% is useable
    that's enough to build a 12,000 sq foot mansion
     
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  7. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    They could also offer some of the wood to the sword masters to have turned into stands(etc) & have a wood carver make a miniature replica of the tree & temple[from pictures]& gift it to the emperors family.
     
  8. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    They could burn it and keep the emperor's family warm all winter!
     

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