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Table 3 The biggest Fukugi trees found in the sacred sites of utaki and ashagi

From: Distribution and utilization of homestead windbreak Fukugi (Garcinia subelliptica Merr.) trees: an ethnobotanical approach

Utaki/Ashagi Tree number DBH (cm) Estimated tree age (years) Tree height (cm)
Maximum Average Maximum Average Maximum Average
Tōbaru 21 76.6 47.4 282 189 1172 897
Hiji 20 66.1 42 264 168 - 1480
Nakadomari 20 62.5 42.1 250 168 1550 1450
Furugen 12 86 49.5 344 198 1306 1048
  1. Tōbaru utaki and ashagi were built in the same place inside the hamlet with surrounding Fukugi trees
  2. Hiji ashagi is a thatched roofed small building covered by a thick forest, located on the top of the hill behind the hamlets. In addition to planted Fukugi trees, large Bischofia javanica trees were also present
  3. Nakadomari ashagi is located in the middle of the village and is now used as a public playground and for annual sacred ceremonies
  4. Furugen utaki is located inside the village, covered by a grove of a pure Fukugi forest