Miracle Lone Pine TreeADDPMP167
The miracle pine is a tree that survived 2011 japanese tsunami which then started dying six months ago, it has now been rebuilt as statue in honor of the 19,000 victims of the disaster.
The lone pine was the only one from approximately 70,000 plants along the coast to survive the catastrophe, however, its roots were found to be suffering irreversibly from exposure to seawater, triggering endeavors to save the tree, which has become a symbol of the city’s reconstruction. The trunk and branches were dissected into 9 sections in order to prevent decay – the parts have now been hollowed out and and reassembled with a carbon spine in order to complete the restoration at its original site. The plant stands as a symbol of hope in japan, and is now completed as an immortalized statue, the entire process said to cost approximately 150 million yen.