Aprisquillo Pine

Species: Black pine (Pinus nigra)
Age: over350 years
Region: La Adrada (Ávila), Spain

The giant of the valley

By the stream, in La Adrada, among clouds and mountains I find myself. I am a black pine, although everyone calls me "Aprisquillo". I grew huge, tall, strong and vigorous. I hear you coming and I know you come to see me. You embrace me and give me your hand, you surround me, you sit on my exposed roots, you talk and talk about my dimensions. Together, we remember past stories about fires and plagues which I have suffered. I enjoy in silence and smile. Here, I will be forever, as a guardian, waiting for you!
Tree of the year 2017
5459 votes
9th place
Nominated by:
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras