Municipality of Ponferrada

Friday, April 27, 2018
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Fauna y flora

Spindle Tree in Rimor

Evónimo en Rimor
The cypress, the olive tree and the box together with the mythical yew tree, are the species that you can traditionally find in the graveyards in León.

These sacred and evergreen trees that grow rather discreetly have all the appropriate qualities to be planted in such a peaceful place.


In the graveyard of Rimor there aren't any yew trees but a spindle tree has been planted in the southern area of the careo (an area of grazing land) of Saint Jorge church.

It seems that nobody can remember how long this tree has been there but everybody is fond of this tree because of its red fruits in early winter and its shape.

It seems that it is lying on the ground because the trunk of this bush bends as it is growing, so a pillar was placed like a hard pillow in order to avoid its contact with the ground.

SPECIES: Spindle tree Evonymus japonicus (Evonymus japonicus)
VILLAGE: Rimor
PERIMETER OF THE TRUNK: 0,98 m
LENGTH OF THE TRUNK: 4,80 m
HEIGHT OF THE TRUNK FROM THE GROUND: 1,90 m
TOTAL HEIGHT OF THE TRUNK: 4,50 m
 

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