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.