Pino Gordo


Just beyond the southern edge of Parque Nacional del Teide and just outside Vilaflor, 'Fat Pine' is a fabulous 800-year-old specimen of Canarian pine tree (Pinus canariensis), with a trunk girth of 9.8m. The pine is also over 45m tall, making it a particularly imposing and towering example of this robust species of tree.

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