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Forest named after K-Pop artist G-Dragon opens in Jeju

In celebration of BIGBANG leader G-Dragon’s birthday, VIPs (fans of Big Bang) opened and named a forest after him.

PHOTO from KPop Herald
PHOTO from KPop Herald

Officially named after his birth name, Kwon Ji Yong, the forest opened at the Citrus Museum in Seogwipo City, Jeju last Sunday where a total of 50 citrus trees were planted.

The project started in August 2016 to celebrate the upcoming 29th birthday of the artist on August 18. It was co-organized by G-Dragon’s official fan site, Always-GD, and Tree Planet, a Seoul-based crowdfunding service for forest planting.

Products harvested from the forest will be donated to charity and social events.

“We are glad to open the forest in such a beautiful city like Seogwipo,” a representative of Tree Planet said, “We hope the G-Dragon forest becomes a rising tourist attraction in the city.”

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by Nathalie Esteban

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