El Sargento Tree

It is considered one of the largest and oldest tree in the Chapultepec Forest. Legend says it that was planted by Nezahualcóyotl at the request of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma.

It is said that the lord of Texcoco was the one who planted the first ahuehuetes in the year 1460, so the tree lived 500 years until it dried up because of lack of water and pollution in 1969.

It has a circumference of 12.5 meters and came To more than 40 meters of height. He was baptized as the “Sergeant” by the young cadets of the former Military College, although he was also called “The Sentinel”. Ahuehuete, in the Nahuatl language, means “Old Water.”

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