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The Ancient Dragon Tree at Icod de los Vinos ¦ pilago

Ancient Dragon Tree

In Icod, close to the Church of San Marcos, stands a famous dragon tree (22 m high, lower trunk diameter 10 m, estimated weight 70 t), which is said to be a thousand years old (hence its local name, El Drago Milenario: the Thousand-Year-Old Dragon). While no study seems to have confirmed such longevity for the tree (Dragos do not produce annual rings with which to tell their ages; the tree is more likely to have an age in the hundreds of years), it is the long-time symbol of Icod.

After an abortive attempt by the city council in 2002, another bid to list the Icod Dragon Tree as a UNESCO World Heritage Site was made in 2011.

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Freiburg (Germany)

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 7, 2008
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    by A Szymczyk
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX8
    • Taken on 2008/10/01 15:23:00
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash