This plane tree in Tsagarada is one of the oldest trees in Europe. It is located in the square of Tsagarada in Pelion, and according to foresters, it is around 1000 years old.
The circumference of the trunk measures 14 meters. The crown of the plane tree is so large that it is difficult to measure it. Its perimeter may even be 40 meters.
The branches are as thick as a tree trunk. The general condition of the tree is very good. However, the trunk has a cavity which is closed with a metal sheet. Also one branch is leaning against a marble wall.
What might have not been taken into account for the age of the tree is that its roots start at about four meters under the paving of the square.
Therefore, a large part of the trunk is “buried” for many years now at a depth of at least four meters.