Hirakawa city’s flower, bird and tree

2010年11月30日

Flower:Apple blossoms

 

Bird:Japanese Bush Warbler 

 

Tree :Japanese black pine

Flower:Apple blossoms

 

Bird:Japanese Bush Warbler

 

Tree :Japanese black pine

Blooms in the begging of May to the end of May. The flower has 5 petals, the color is white with partly pale pink. The size is about 3-5cm. Its Language of Flowers are “fame”, “choice”, “criticize” and “chosen love”. About half the amount of apples harvested in Japan are from Aomori prefecture. Hirakawa city is famous for apple farms. (2nd largest area and 3rd largest harvest in Aomori prefecture). Apples are really important for us.

 

 They live in bushes in plains and hills. The size is about 15cm, olive brown above and tending toward dusky colors below. It tends to remain quietly with horizontal pose. It also has nick names such as “spring announcing bird”,
”spring-flower-viewing bird” ”sutra reading bird”. 
They are one of the 3 most beautiful singing birds with Japanese Robin and Blue-and-White Flycatcher.

 

The sizes vary from 30cm to 20m. It is well know as a bonsai tree or garden tree. Bark is blackish brown color, leaves are long stiff needles and the trunk and branches are thick. Its nick name is “Male pine” because it looks tough and strong.
Also, it is strong in the cold like bamboo and Japanese plums.   
Many people love it and it is important for our city because gardening is popular here.

January 1st 2007

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