El Arbol Del Tule is THE BIGGEST TREE IN THE WORLD!
This monstrous tree is located in Santa Maria del Tule in the Oaxaca state of Mexico. The tree is a Montezuma Cypress. It is about 6 miles east of the town of Mitla and is often combined with a visit to the ruins of Mitla on organized tours. Looking at the tree it is hard to believe that it is just one tree so it is easy to understand why they ran DNA tests to confirm that it is in fact one tree.
The gigantic tree is believed to be about 1,400-1,600 years old! Unfortunately, the tree’s life may be coming to an end due to the growth of Oaxaca’s population and the loss of water for the tree. The tree is in decline and unless steps are taken it is probably nearing its last days.