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Serial Killer of Trees in Japan


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#1    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

http://en.rocketnews...oisoned-so-far/

Sacred trees are found dotting shrines ,all over Japan .
They are old and huge. Some can be up to 1000 years old .

These trees are called goshinboku ,and can be identified by the ornate ropes wrapped around their trunks .

So far 14 trees have been drilled at their bases,and poisons poured into their trunks.
They have all withered ,and have needed to be cut down .

This is very sad ,and despicable .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 04 January 2013 - 12:38 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

That is a seriously focused and planned bit of vandalism - what an animal, I can't begin to fathom why someone would do that. :hmm:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 04 January 2013 - 12:45 PM, said:

That is a seriously focused and planned bit of vandalism - what an animal, I can't begin to fathom why someone would do that. :hmm:

The article says probably to get the wood . it would be considered sacred ,and anything made out of it would be sacred ,so the lumber would fetch a high high price .

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Capital offense


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

Even taking away the fact that these trees are sacred, it is despicable to wantonly destroy something like that. 1000+ years for it to get where it is now, and less than a night to destroy it

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Poisoned? Sounds like radical Islamic's destroying culture different from their own.

Could be wrong, but they HAVE stated their desire to, and have actually performed, destruction on other non-Islamic cultural items.

Perhaps just a local nut-job. Perhaps a more sinister effort. Hard to tell at this point.

The poisoning it what gets me suspecting.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

View Postpallidin, on 05 January 2013 - 07:47 AM, said:

Poisoned? Sounds like radical Islamic's destroying culture different from their own.

Could be wrong, but they HAVE stated their desire to, and have actually performed, destruction on other non-Islamic cultural items.

Perhaps just a local nut-job. Perhaps a more sinister effort. Hard to tell at this point.

The poisoning it what gets me suspecting.

Well ,there aren't many islamics in Japan . There are Muslim populations ,small . Thing is ,how would they even know the trees are sacred .
Most outsiders don't know this ,and there are so many more things in Japan ,that are more obvious .
Statues of buddha,rock gardens ,shrines themselves .
The trees are not as obvious a target ,to an outsider ...
Dunno. It's a possibility .....but hard to say,especially given they attacked shines in different areas ,and just the trees .
Sounds too organized .

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

If 'yew' 'ash' me it looks like the work of a deranged carpenter. 'Maple' he wants the wood to make some pricey furniture. If on the other hand it was some religious 'nut' he will be 'rooted' out eventually.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

Islamic radicals makes perfect sense, seeing as they are out to destroy the world. Who knows how far this conspiracy has spread :o

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

View PostHawkLord, on 05 January 2013 - 06:11 PM, said:

If 'yew' 'ash' me it looks like the work of a deranged carpenter. 'Maple' he wants the wood to make some pricey furniture. If on the other hand it was some religious 'nut' he will be 'rooted' out eventually.

How long did you fuss coming up with this one ?
I think sacred trees are mostly one species . I would have to do some research .


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 07 January 2013 - 01:16 AM, said:

How long did you fuss coming up with this one ?

It came to me in a flash. I just couldnt 'leaf' it alone. :P

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

View PostHawkLord, on 08 January 2013 - 12:52 AM, said:


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It came to me in a flash. I just couldnt 'leaf' it alone. :P

Talk about (a)corny

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:52 AM

Well, maybe they should see who(s) view is improved by the death and subsequent removal of these trees. ;)





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