Natural monuments

To become a natural monument centuries have to pass through a tree until it becomes a natural monument and it is said that in the kingdom of the vegetarian, being old is an honor. The concept of talking about a natural monument could sound new but it isn’t. Through the history and over the whole world they are called ancient. The european celtas adored the woods. And it still does in indonesian the pintubi, men who give a big hugh to the trees, are adoring them.

In Spain are found trees which are older than two hundred years, refering to the deo art, (dios encina) and the vision of a tree which is older than two or three hundred years, makes us smaller than we are already, and it makes us think. Our municiplty has still got some of those trees. The most known one is the rosemary tree from about 5 hundred years, the tree can be seen at the property of del Espinar, and another called the pine tree, a hugh tree and the third one at the property of Agreda. There are more and each of them has an interesting need of saving through the years. You can see a quejigos at the property of Barranco, an solitary tree staying up through every wind. Hugh trees cleaned, sawed and put up the way they still give you its olive, are still found in Íllora. Those ancient trees are found at Huerta de Lopera, Caño Veralejo, and the hights of Jeza, but they got cut down more and more and in the eighties last century they last a lof of their heights. But we hope they will keep on having those hugh trunks, ave arte deo, ave oleo deo.
Rosemary Tree
The Rosemary Tree is probably the most representive tree in our municipality, it is said to be the oldest tree of Granada. The hugh trunk and a hight hight, let you see and think about a mediterranean forest, the holm oak is also the most representive tree of Íllora seeing the spots of flecks tipical of this tree, its dimensions are hugh and if you are going to visit us, don’t forget to make a picture of this natural monument.
Ancient olive trees
If we had to look for a tipical tree of our territory, it would be for sure the olive tree. The olive tree is a symbol of mediteratean culture and it represents the wealth of Íllora. Income is involved to olive trees, a lot of people find a job during the recollecting, so it is a social cultivation. Autocona specym is found in Íllora and Lucio is denominated to small distribution. On the other hand diferent ancient olive trees are found in Íllora, in the last years, other specym is being introcuded like the marteño, not very well adapted to the area but it has a higher profit. It is said that in the future the fito sanitar products will be regulated in order to treat plague, because it could be negative to the environment.
Until up to the eighties (last century) hugh amounts of olive trees were hit by a small long bar in order to let them fall on the ground and to recollect them, things have changed a lot, but they still do use this way.
We have found a picture of a ancient olive tree at the Fuente de Veralejo (close to the tajo de veinte reales) a huge example, a symbol for all.

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