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The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree


El Árbol del Tule (Spanish for The Tree of Tule) is a cypress tree located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The town was actually named after this tree!

The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree

At approximately 1,400 years old (some sources say over 2,000), this tree is believed to have the widest tree trunk in the world, with a diameter of 11.62 m (38.1 ft). There was speculation as to whether the trunk was comprised of several trees, but after careful DNA examination it was determined that this was indeed a single tree.

The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree

In 1990, it was reported that the tree is slowly dying because its roots have been damaged by water shortages, pollution, and traffic, with 8,000 cars travelling daily on a nearby highway.

The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree
The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree
The Widest Tree Trunk in the World: Arbol del Tule Tree





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