The most ancient larch tree
of the Salto high plateau
In San Genesio, there ist the most ancient larch tree of the Salto high plateau, its age cannot be exactly determined.
This ancient larch tree is an an aesthetic feature in the middle of the wide larch groves on the Salto.
The lowest strongest branches form a candelabra shape. The tree crown could develop freely upward due to the lack of competition.
The once splendid tree has suffered damage due to the snow pressure in the winter of 2008/2009, numerous branches were pressed down and broken.
- Height of the tree: 24m
- Diameter: 2,03m
- Circumference: 6,40m
- Locality: Montoppio
- Sea level: 1435 m