Tule Tree, Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico and the Arbol del Tule

The Legend of the Tule Tree

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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 20:55:10 -0600
From: David Wiley 
To: jj68@NYU.EDU
Subject: Ahuehuete Trees
   You seem to be connected to a commitee called, "Mi amigo el Arbol" that
 was created to protect the Tule Tree in Oaxaca. I am interested in the
 ahuehuetes of Mexico and the fact that several of them were considered
 sacred trees before the arrival of the Spaniard conquerors. This indeed is
 an issue that is of interest not only to Mexicans (because it is our national tree)
 but to all of humanity, therefore the Unesco, and the convention of the natural
endowment of Humanity. It seems to me that not only the Ahuehuete of
Oaxaca is worthy of protection but the species of Ahuehuetes. I am aware
of two sacred trees,one in Chalma the other, cut in half vertically and
still alive that creates a portal through which you have to go if you
want to climb to the piramid of El Tepozteco in Tepoztlan, Morelos. This
ahuehuete in Tepoztlan I think needs a diagnosis and protection. Could I
enlist your knowledge and cooperation on this? I'd like to investigate
the creation of an international group for the protection of all
ahuehuetes and very spaecifically the well known sacred ahuehuetes as
the ones in Oaxaca, Chalma and Tepoztlan. What do you think about this?
Do you know others that I can talk to via e-mail, phone or mail? I am a
Mexican citizen and live in Cuernavaca Morelos. I speak Spanish, English
and French.

Diana Villaseqor

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