Name: Tiglio di Sant'Orso
Genus species : Tilia platyphyllos Scop .
Common name : Lime
M circumference . : 4.6 meters
Height m . : 17 m . (survey 2008)
Estimated age : 450 years
Location: Aosta Borgo Ursus
Region: Valle d'Aosta
Information on the location of the tree and how to achieve it : Aosta, Ursus square , close to the homonymous collegiate church, famous , can not miss it
Description: The lime is the symbol of the city of Aosta and all the veteran trees of the region. It grows in the homonymous square, in front of the complex and of the collegiate Gothic cloister of St. Ursus , of high architectural value. The history of this patriarch dates back to 1530-1550 , it is said that this tree was planted to replace another natural monument : an elm tree , nearly 500 years old , which had been destroyed by the weather In many stories passed down from generation to generation, it is said that at one time, under this linden, met the Council of Elders to settle disputes among the inhabitants of the valley, a sort of city council outdoors. This custom , which tells its story in other valleys of the Alps , is also known for other regions of central and northern Europe .
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snunney (101602) 2013-12-06 7:44
A magnificent spreading tree, which, no doubt makes it a fine place to sit under on a hot summer's day. I like the relaxed atmosphere and the dappled lighting. Very good technical presentation.
saxo042 (37900) 2013-12-06 7:51
A very impressive tree and an equally interesting note. The tree provides apparently a very appreciated shadow for many people here.
Nicou (145114) 2013-12-06 7:52
encore un très bel arbre d'une superbe ampleur quelle vue et compo quel grandeur avec les personnages qui donnemt l'échelle sueprbe cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (38095) 2013-12-06 8:24
Beautiful historic tree, very nice documentar photo, perfect realisation
holmertz (54947) 2013-12-06 8:33
This is a very well taken photo of the impressive tree and its nice surroundings. The woman sitting on the bench and the other people seen in the street add the all important human presence.
Royaldevon (40264) 2013-12-06 8:34
Ciao Caro Silvio,
At first, I thought you were having a heat wave in December ... then I read the date!
The tree makes a fine focal point, with everything revolving around it: it shades the building, it shades the people and it's a meeting place. I am impressed that such care has been taken to secure its old branches. I suppose it's like an old person having a walking stick!!
My warm regards,
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-06 8:53
Excellent research on the subject and thanks to you we learn something new along with seeing a good photo. The tree being the subject of the photo is perfect focus. I like the leaves shining in the sun light. I also like the tourists relaxing in the shade which gives very needed life to the photo. An interesting photo.
deffra (231) 2013-12-06 9:32
ecco un altra vista,meglio a mio parere che su TN.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-12-06 11:31
Nice to see visitors taking rest under the tree. Lovely image with great colors.Very well done.TFS.
Fis2 (100638) 2013-12-06 12:18
Good frame and colors.
carlo62 (50778) 2013-12-06 15:26
fa impressione vedere questo grande vecchio con la sua stampella ancora in forma, nonostante l'età.
La sua grandezza è messa in evidenza dalle persone sottostanti, la sua ombra è enorme.
Sonata11 (33961) 2013-12-06 20:16
beautiful composition of daily life scene. Wonderfully composed with great light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Beautiful work.
Best regards and have a great weekend, Barbara
danos (99782) 2013-12-07 0:44
nice the view of this resting place under the huge tree,with the visitors to enjoy its shadow especially the hot days of the Summer.I like the good presentation as the reportage shot from the place.
HAve a good weekend,Danos
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-07 4:03
Excellent photo of this large lime tree. I like the nice composition with the tree and the lady resting underneath in the shade. Must have been a hot day. Very well done.
Wish you a nice weekend.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-07 14:02
In Spanish is Tilo, with the leaves tea is prepared,it s said is good to calm nerves and help to sleep well
In my house there was one almost big as this, where I hide to read when I was a Girl
Like your capture with people resting in its shadows
Buon fine settimana
Cricri (121201) 2013-12-08 11:53
Ciao ami Silvio
Vous êtes l'ami des vieux arbres que vous présenter merveilleusement, un coin paisible a l'ombre de ce bel arbre
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-12-14 17:36
un posto rilassante e bellissimo!!
complimenti per i tuo lavoro sempre favoloso caro amico!
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-08-16 8:46
What a huge tree Silvio, useful technical note with many interesting datas, visitors are waiting under the shadow it creates, regards