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  • Writer's picture三重県剪定伐採お庭のお手入れ専門店 剪定屋空

Mountain care in Komono Town

We visited Komono-cho to clean up the mountain.

菰野町にて山のお手入れ

Komono Town is located in the northern part of Mie Prefecture, with an east-west length of 13 km, a north-south width of 10.6 km, and an area of 107.28 square kilometers. To the west is the ridge of the Suzuka Mountain Range, adjacent to Eigenji Town, Kanzaki-gun, Shiga Prefecture, and Hiyama Town, Koka-gun, Shiga Prefecture. It also borders Daian-cho, Inabe-gun, to the northwest and Yokkaichi City to the east. On the other side, it faces Ise Bay.


Existing vegetation in Komono Town refers to natural vegetation that has not been significantly affected by human activities and vegetation that is close to the original vegetation. Examples of existing vegetation include original natural vegetation or vegetation similar to original vegetation that has not been affected by human activities, steep slopes and cliffs that are not easily accessible by humans, and vegetation found around shrines and temples.




However, in Komono Town, much of the vegetation that was originally present has been destroyed or replaced by other vegetation due to human influence. This replaced vegetation is called compensatory vegetation. If human influence is eliminated and the vegetation is restored to its natural state over a long period of time, it is referred to as potential natural vegetation.


To understand the vegetation in Komono Town, it is useful to first consider the vegetation of the entire Japanese archipelago. The main factors that influence the composition and distribution of vegetation are temperature and the water environment. The aquatic environment in Japan is generally rich due to the maritime climate, but temperature conditions can differ greatly, especially between Okinawa Prefecture in the southern end and Hokkaido in the northern end, and between coastal and mountainous areas.


The natural vegetation in Komono Town includes cypress, tabunoki, Japanese white oak, yamanashi, and akagashi, as well as evergreen trees such as kurogane-mochi and kurogane-mochi. In Komono Town, the dominant trees are yabutsu camellia, Japanese knotweed, shashambo, hyssakaki, asebi, katakuri-katakuri, and soyogomodoki. In addition, a variety of plants can be seen, including silver grass, kayazurigusa, and fuchsia.


In the Suzuka Mountains, deciduous trees such as Japanese maples and Soyogomodoki, and evergreen trees such as Shashambo and Hizakaki can be seen. Overall, the vegetation in Komono-cho reflects the changing temperature and water environment of the region.

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