The zelkova tree, commonly known as "Dangsan Tree," is believed to be the home of a tutelary deity. It is typically used as the shade tree (the tree guarding the entrance of a village) because of its long life and lush foliage. It also symbolizes the residents' sentimental love for their home villages.
The carape myrtle, also known as "Indian lilac"(Lagerstroemaia indica), grows naturally around pavilions or the Mudeungsan area. It is also favored as the garden tree in a house. It symbolizes the persistence and energy of our people.
The pigeon, a good flier with its big wings, is the bird commonly found in mountains and fields. Docile and warmhearted, the pigeon is considered a bird that brings luck and symbolizes the peaceful and charming life of the residents in Gwangju.