Mexican Cypress: Largest in Diameter

Oaxaca is state in the center of Mexico that is full of wildlife. Its dominated by cooler, dry, high elevation systems. Oaxaca has the most cacti diversity in the country, as well as the largest tree in the world.

In a small suburb of Oaxaca City, we found a small cluster of enormous Mexican Cypress. They say that Cortez, once cried under this exact tree when we lost a battle to the Aztecs that predominated this area.

It may not be the tallest tree, but it is by far the largest in diameter. Hazen got special permission to walk around the tree and touch it. See how long it takes!

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