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Katsura tree

Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) is a medium to large tree native to Japan and China. It has thick, flaking bark and beautiful heart-shaped leaves that turn bright colors in the autumn, making it a popular ornamental tree around the world. However, in the wild this tree is threatened by habitat destruction.

What can you do to help the katsura survive? Support botanical gardens and arboreta that conduct horticultural and conservation research on threatened trees. Share your knowledge of threatened trees with friends and family to build awareness for the importance of tree conservation

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