Finding freedom in the forests and a Spanish Chestnut tree story

Stories from the Wood Wide Web

Forests can hide many secrets, can be a double edged sword for all human beings and animals. A place where you can be born, a place where you can die, a place where you can feel alive. 

In this post, I would like to talk about the biggest tree in my region, Catalonia, which is located in the Natural Park Montseny, not so far from Barcelona. Castanyer d’en Cuc (also knows as Castanyer Gros de la Casa del Bosc) belongs to the family of Spanish Chestnut trees. I had the great opportunity to discover it on excursion with my students some days before the schools were closed in March. I learnt that even in the past it used to be the home of a coal miner for year, so you can imagine how big it is inside!

The most amazing thing of the forest surrounding Castanyer de Can Cuc is…

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