Carob tree at the “Bassa del Rejolar” (brick and tile factory pool)
This carob tree has a natural shape, although partially pruned. It only has one trunk, but at 2,10 metres above ground it branches out into two quite wide branches; of 1,50 metres (the one facing East) and of 1,71 metres (the one facing West). Its bark is well preserved too.
CONDITION: INJURIES: All from pruning, some are very important and old, like the branching out ones. SHADING: Yes, by the calvary cypresses. Observations: it seems that the emptying of the trunk has occurred due to the pruning of a wide branch that was coming out from the branching in the direction towards the calvary.
ASSOCIATED LIFE: FUNGUS: It has fungus the size of the palm of one’s hand, almost touching the ground, dark brown, similar to the ones that appear on poplar trunks. HEMIPARASITES: It has abundant green lichen and less grey lichen. FAUNA (heard): birds.
- NATURAL: permeable and natural ground. Surrounded by low indigenous vegetation: wild asparragus plant, carob shoots, kermes oak, wild olive trees…
- ANTHROPIC (man-made): It is near the calvary wall.