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Today we are going to answer the question on the national tree of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Pine is the national tree of the DPRK.
It has been distributed in the widest area among the species of trees growing in Korea. It grows in almost all regions of Korea from olden times as its individuals are numerous. For this reason, pine represented the natural scenery of Korea from the beginning of the birth of the Taedonggang Culture, one of the world's five cultures.
Pine reflects the strong will, firm constancy and purity of the Korean nation.
From olden times, the Korean nation bravely resisted any formidable enemy and had strong sense of justice and unshaken constancy never compromising with injustice even on the scaffold.
Pine grows well everywhere on dry land, fields, sandy soil and the beach. It strikes its root even on rocks. It withstands blizzards, remaining evergreen even in severe winter, and finally greets spring.
So the Korean people have long loved it very much, regarding it as a symbol of the strong national spirit.
There are some anecdotes about the pine.
In the past famous artist of Korea Sol Ko painted a pine on a wall of the Hwangryong Temple. The picture was so lifelike that flying birds tried to perch on the tree in the picture only to bump against the wall and fall down.
Today's Kaesong was called Songdo in the past in the meaning that it is a place with many pine trees.
The Korean nation liked the pine very much and cultivated it with special attachment. This produced such phrase that "Koreans are born, live and die along with the pine".
In April Juche 104(2015) the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un saw to it that the pine representing the strong spirit of the Korean nation was decided on as the national tree of the DPRK.