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City Tree: Yew

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Yew, which lives thousand years when it is alive and dead, is the spirit of Taebaek. Green leaves throughout all 4 seasons symbolize harmony and continued growth of the citizens, and the straight bough means a strong will of the cultural citizens.

City Flower: Peony

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Peony symbolizes the gentle and generous identity of the citizens. Its green leaves mean pureness of the citizens and the bough represents unity through mutual help.

City Bird: Jay

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A jay is a city bird for signaling the bright future of Taebaek. Its gentle and wise temper symbolizes tenacity and cooperative spirit of the citizens.