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320 Provincial Road 93

Downy oak from Contrada Montesano - Muti

 

Monumental tree included in the national list (DM N.5450 of 19/12/2017)

Location: Contrada Montesano - Muti - Chiaramonte Gulfi

Type: Single shaft

Species: Downy oak (Quercus pubescens Willd)

Aspects of monumentality: a) age and / or size b) shape and bearing c) ecological value g) historical, cultural, religious value

Curiosity: An ancient local legend is associated with the plant, which perhaps gives rise to the district itself. A farmer fell asleep at the base of the tree; he saw in a dream a great dazzling light and heard a voice spoke to him promising to let him find a chest (truvatura) full of treasures after three days, as long as he did not tell the secret to anyone. Back home he couldn't help but tell everything to his wife, who urged him to go back to where the tree was, even though it was already dark, and to dig, he confided in his wife who dragged him back to dig around the roots up to the Sunrise. When the new day dawned, they saw a dazzling light and the two lost their voices forever. 

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DATASHEET 

Regional data sheet: N. 02 / C612 / RG / 19

Location: Contrada Montesano - Muti - Chiaramonte Gulfi

Type: Single shaft

Species:Downy oak (Quercus pubescens Willd)

Altitude (above sea level): 450

Estimated age: 260 (Prov. Reg.le di Ragusa - UOA Natural Reserves and UOIV SIT); 300-400 years (The big trees of Sicily)

Urban context: No.

Property: private

Access route: At the edge of the provincial 93 for the Muti district

Aspects of monumentality: a) age and / or size b) shape and bearing c) ecological value f) landscape value

Height (m): 17 

Circumference (cm): 460

Constraints (Protection): Protected tree Art. 7 Law 10/2013

Proposed Declaration Notable of Public Interest: No 

Other references: a tab is present in "The big trees of Sicily" (Regional Agency for State Forests of Sicily)

For more information on Monumental Trees, see the card: Monumental trees

For the list of monumental trees in Sicily see the card: List of Monumental Trees of Sicily

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Photo card: Main photo: Giulio Lettica Photo below: http://www.lastampa.it/

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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Photo: http://www.lastampa.it/

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