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  • Della Benoit

    Though these big trees remain leafless for most part of the year, the specimens exhibit a kind of sturdy, rotund trunk that is actually fire resistant and can also store up to 120,000 liters of water. Some of them are shaped naturally and rather exotically like tea pot and skulls, and some of them even carry residential units in their large trunks!

  • Barbara Ford

    Tule Tree (next to a church) #4 of 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World ~~"The Tule Tree" is an especially large Montezuma cypress near Oaxaca, Mexico. The trunk girth at 190 ft & diameter at 37 ft make it so thick that people say you don't hug this tree, it hugs you instead!

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  • Lisa -

    Oh my gosh, crazy cool trees!

  • Rebecca Mcmillian

    El Árbol del Tule [wiki] ("The Tule Tree") is an especially large Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) near the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. This tree has the largest trunk girth at 190 feet (58 m) and trunk diameter at 37 feet (11.3 m). The Tule tree is so thick that people say you don’t hug this tree, it hugs you instead! For a while, detractors argued that it was actually three trees masquerading as one – however, careful DNA analysis confirmed that it is indeed one magnificent tree. In 1994, the tree (and Mexican pride) were in jeopardy: the leaves were sickly yellow and there were dead branches everywhere- the tree appeared to be dying. When tree "doctors" were called in, they diagnosed the problem as dying of thirst. The prescription? Give it water. Sure enough, the tree soon recovered after a careful watering program was followed.

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