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La Tierra y la Vida

Monumental trees

Aras de los Olmos is one of the few Spanish municipalities whose name is linked to that of a tree. For the areñas and areños, elms have always been part of their landscape, their life, and their culture. A few decades ago, graphiosis wiped out some of the great centuries-old elms, but since then variants more resistant to this disease have been replanted. These new elms are now part, along with other species, of its most emblematic trees.

In the current Valencian Catalogue of Monumental and Unique Trees of the Valencian Community, three junipers (Juniperus Thurifera L.) –the Sabinas de las Travinas, de la Nevera y de los Dinosaurios–, an Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.) –the great Pino de la Cocinilla– and a black pine (Pinus nigra subsp. Salzmmanii -Dunal- Franco) –the Rebollón Pine–. All of them are more than three hundred years old and have remarkable dimensions.

In addition, other trees of great size and spectacularity are the Walnut of Mas de Soria, the Holm oak of the Muela de Santa Catalina, the Pine of the Legua or the Travina de Carnicera. All of them can be enjoyed traveling the routes designed for this purpose along the trails of the municipality.