More than 800 years old Holy Chestnut Tree

Amazing Holy Chestnut Tree

Holy Chestnut Tree

Holy Chestnut Tree

Holy Chestnut Tree is a very large and ancient chestnut tree located in Istán, Malaga province in southern Spain. It is said to be the oldest tree in the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range and is estimated to be between 800 and 1000 years old.

Castaño Santo in winter

Castaño Santo in winter

In Spanish language it is called the “Castaño Santo” and is referred to as the Grandfather of the forest. The tree species is Castanea sativa. The height of the tree is around 80 feet, it has a perimeter of around 44 feet and the projected crown is around 5490 square foot.

Roots of the Chestnut

Roots of the Chestnut

It is currently proposed to be declared a Natural Monument by the Regional Government of Andalusia. What an amazing old tree! (Image Source: Flickr)

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