Saturday, January 2, 2016

Arbol del Tule

Santa Maria del Tule is a small town in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico with its famous Arbol del Tule in the chuchyard. It is located about 10 kilometers , it is easily reached by bus or car.Arbol del Tule is Mexico’s most famous tree, and some say the world’s largest single biomass. The Tule tree and its environs comprise a unique natural monument, an attraction for locals and visitors alike.The town of Santa Maria del Tule takes its name from the famous tree and boasts not just one, but seven extremely large and ancient cypress trees.

The largest dwarfs the town’s church and is more than 2,000 years old and has a circumference of 54 meters – the largest girth of any tree on the planet. Imagine… this tree was a sapling at the time when the civilization at Monte Alban was flourishing!This living ancient tree still growing. It’s age is calculated in 2000 years, it’s weight is almost 550 tons, a 705 cubic meters volume, diameter of 42 meters.

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