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Ahuehuete

The Montezuma cypress is now the national tree of Mexico; it was sacred in pre-Columbian times.  This ancient tree can grow to an immense size, as in the specimen in Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca.  The dense, hard wood is excellent for carving, as illustrated by the fine carved doors of the Casa de Rayas.
Ahuehuete