Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Nativity: China and Japan
The Katsura is listed as endangered in China and Near Threatened by IUCN Red List. It is nicknamed the “caramel tree” because of the burnt sugar scent that it gives off when the leaves begin to break down in autumn. As one of the largest hardwoods in Asia, the wood is commonly used for furniture making. It is also the most common wood to make “Go” boards, a strategy board game common in Asia.
DBH: 4.9 inches