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Pinus luchensis

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The three Luchu (or Okinawa) pine trees in front of the Gongtong Lecture Building were planted at about the same time Taihoku Imperial University was founded. Five trees were planted originally but only three survived to this day. Students and local residents alike appreciate having a relaxing moment under the shade of these fully-grown pines. While they are enjoying the delicious food they bring here during lunch time, they often spot squirrels and sparrows hopping around, which is a scene that describes the perfect harmony between humans and nature.