A large pink Lapacho (Handroanthus impetiginosus) became the largest tree in Paraguay in the 12th edition of the competition organized by the organization A Todo Pulmón Paraguay Respira. The old tree is located in the town of Bella Vista in the department of Itapúa and stands out from the other finalists, due to its extraordinary height and large trunk.
On an exciting night Celebrating the commitment of families who proudly protect their ancestral tree. During the event, the 6 applicants in the categories were awarded: Tree in my community, Best Nature Photography, Largest Tree in Paraguay, Second Largest Tree, Third Largest Tree in Paraguay and the Largest Tree in Chaco.
“We met impressive finalists from different species and, above all, families and communities, who welcomed us with all their love, their hospitality, and shared their culture and history with us. We couldn’t ask for more,” said Osvaldo Turlan, executive director of A Todo Pulmón.
The largest tree in Paraguay in this new edition It is located in the beautiful town of Bella Vista, Itapúa and is equivalent to a giant Tajy posted by Heidy Fisher with a height of 40 meters, trunk circumference of 6 meters and 76 meters of crown circumference.
“From the day we started Colossus we said that the only way to save these majestic trees is to make them known, to see them, and now that they are seen, who can doubt their importance and how important they are for us?”, commented Ezequiel Garcia Rubin, president of A Todo Pulmón.
The contest recently obtained the declaration of national interest in the Senate, thanks to the promotion of the National Commission for the Defense of Natural Resources (CONADERNA), which allows us to continue strongly promoting the message of forest conservation and the protection of ancestral trees.
In the second category, The tree is considered a scientific discovery, because it shows unusual dimensions for its species called Jukyry Vusu, which was postulated by the boy Josías Oviedo and located in Volendam Colony, San Pedro; Regarding its dimensions, it appears to have a height of 32 meters, a circumference of 7.3 meters and a crown of 77 meters. The third largest tree is a giant Timbó located in Paso Yobái, Guairá, postulated by Horst Selinger. Its impressive dimensions are: 6 meters in the circumference of the trunk, 32 meters in height and 100 meters in the crown.
she The largest tree in the Chaco was won by a giant Samu’u from Philadelphia postulated by Sieghard Schartner with a height of 16 meters, a circumference of 9 meters and a crown of 57 meters.
A total of 4,669 kilometers were traveled by the three Colossi of the Earth expeditions where 14 departments of the country were visited due to the support of companies and institutions that made it possible.