El Árbol del Tule – Mexico

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Place Category: FeaturePlace Tags: arbol, mexico, oaxaca, and tule

  • Ever fancied paying a visit to mighty Mexico? Alright then, we have just the thing for you! Known to the locals as The Tree of Tule, El Árbol del Tule is one of the most jaw-dropping sights of Mexico. Sitting in the central square of Santa María del Tule in Oaxaca, it is a Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum). The Nahuatl native speakers call it “Ahuehuete”, meaning “old man of the water”. What’s exciting about it is that it has the sturdiest trunk of any tree in the world. Back in 2005 (before it was buttressed) it had a circumference of 42 metres and a maximum height of 35.4 metres. Scientists still argue about its age but it is somewhere between 1,200 and 3,000 years old. However, this did not stop locals from saying that it is beyond 6,000 years old.

    El Arbol del Tule

    El Arbol del Tule

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