La Pubilla Cork Tree

Town
  • Maçanet de Cabrenys
Category
  • Monumental trees
Location
  • On the road from Maçanet de Cabrenys to Darnius; leave the car at the Pont del Gray and carry on foot for 6 minutes
Phone
  • 972 54 40 05
E-mail
  • ajuntament@massanet.org
La Pubilla Cork Tree (Quercus suber) is a very impressive cork tree has a vry thick stump and is undoubtedly the thickest and oldest in Maçanet. Characteristics: At ground level the stump is 7 m and the body is 5.2 m around with a 2 m diameter trunk. Conditions: The Pubilla, is a simple, old tree which has stopped growing. It grows in rocky terrain and the thick roots have had to spread out to find good terrain and water to stay alive. More information: Although it may not seem so today, around 60 years ago there was an orchard and small spring at the foot which were run by the farmer at Can Vinyes. This is the origin of the necessary nutrients and humidity that have made it possible to grow to these dimensions. The tree has been declared monumental by the Government of Catalonia. (Decree 214/1987: 'Monumental trees are those specimens considered, for their age, history or scientific peculiarity, deserving of protection')