Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey

Species: Elm (Ulmus minor)
Age: 450 years years
Region: Cabeza Buey, Badajoz, Spain

Templars Elms

These 7 ancient elms are considered the last representation of the urban olmedas of Extremadura. Despite the threat of Dutch elm disease(a disease that has killed more than 1 million trees in Spain and more than 1 billion in the world) these trees have managed to remain standing, presiding over the surroundings of the hermitage of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Belen, of great artistic historical value and with Templar origins. In this area an old pilgrimage has been celebrated since the year 1650.
Tree of the year 2018
22323 votes
2nd place
Nominated by: Cabeza Buey Council
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras