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The Chestnut Tree of El Corbiche or La Marotera

This monumental chestnut tree sheltered the inhabitants of Casas del Monte after the Napoleonic troops burned down the town.

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Casas del Monte , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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  • This monumental chestnut tree sheltered the inhabitants of Casas del Monte after the Napoleonic troops burned down the town.

    The chestnut tree of El Corbiche, or La Marotera, is a monumental tree that is over 700 years old, and is of great cultural value. Added to this is its great size - 15 metres high - and a trunk circumference of 13 metres, making it a unique specimen. Moreover, it is located in a small orchard which is now devoted to cherry tree cultivation. It has a hollow trunk and its fruit is very small, but it was vitally important in the history of Casas del Monte, as legend has it that this chestnut tree sheltered the inhabitants for a few nights when they fled from Napoleon's troops after they had burned down their town.

  • Type:

    • Singular Tree

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