Tilleul de Sully à St Romain / Old ‘Sully’ lime tree of St Romain (France) - DETAILS: SEE COMMENTS

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Vincent Mauritz on December 22, 2010

Tilleul de Sully à St Romain / Old ‘Sully’ lime tree of St Romain (France)

Tilleul à grandes feuilles / Lime tree (Tilia Platyphyllos)

Age: 400 - 410 ans/years (1600-1610)

Circonférence / Girth: 484cm (2010, H=1.30m). Tronc partiellement disparu / half of the trunk has disappeared.

Hauteur / Height : 10m

Localisation / Location : Place du village, Saillant (Puy de Dôme) / On the central square of the village of Saillant (Puy de Dôme, France).

Cet arbre est un des nombreux tilleuls plantés par ordonnance du Duc de Sully (1560-1641) pour commémorer l’Edit de Nantes (1598), signé par Henri IV. Le traité reconnut la liberté de culte aux Protestants en France et mit pour cela fin aux guerres de religion entre Catholiques et Protestants. La plupart des arbres plantés pendant cette période sont en effet des tilleuls, mais on trouve également des chênes et des ormes. Ces derniers ont pour la plupart disparu depuis, atteints de la graphiose (‘maladie des ormes’).

This is one of the many trees planted by order of the Duke of Sully (1560-1641) for commemorating the Treaty of Nantes (1598), signed by king Henri IV. This treaty officially attributed freedom of worship to Protestants in France, therefore ending the religion wars between Catholics and Protestants. The large majority of the trees planted in this period across France were lime trees, but also oaks and elm trees. Many elm trees have disappeared since, because of the Dutch elm disease.

Photo: Aout 2010. / Picture taken in August 2010.

Veuillez SVP jeter un coup d'oeil sur mes autres photos d'arbres remarquables en Europe (en cliquant sur mon nom), Merci. / Please have a look at my other pictures of remarkable trees in Europe (by clicking my name), Thank you.

Petr Obešlo on October 20, 2011

Very interesting old tree.My favorite.Greatings from Prague.

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