The Chestnut Tree from Vales
Species: Chestnut tree (Castanea sativa)
Age: 1000 years
Region: Tresminas, Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Vila Real, Portugal
The chestnut tree from Vales
Between agricultural landscapes and enchanting forests we reach the village of Vales where we find a magnificent chestnut tree. With a 4.5 m wide trunk it is one of the largest trees in our country. Its trunk cavity holds many stories of a time when the tree was the place of children's games and became a memory for generations of adults. It is assumed that this chestnut tree is over a thousand years old and was cultivated by the Romans when they were exploring gold mines.