Guadalajara / 12.07.2021 18:04:46
After that on July 8, the Government of Guadalajara through the Department of the Environment announced the 11 trees that would add up to the city’s heritage, we went to visit the oldest of them, a Black Higuera located in the atrium of the Señor de la Ascensión parish in Huentitán el Bajo, so Father Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez Ruiz with more than 12 years as pastor and administrator of the same, spoke to us about the history.
“This Black Higuera is around 280 years old, it is probably one of the oldest trees, perhaps the second, third oldest in the city of Guadalajara, over there in the Mezquitan pantheon I know that there is another older one that perhaps exceeds it. with some years to this huge tree, this because it is currently placed, I think so since it was planted, it is by the ancient entrance to the atrium where it is believed that perhaps the bodies also entered to be buried in what was the pantheon, There is a semicircular arch entrance, made entirely of stone and that would be the old entrance and just a few meters away there is Higuera Negra, ”said Father Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez Ruiz, parish priest and administrator of the Lord of the Ascension in Huentitán the bass.
In addition, he added that what most draws the attention of residents of the area and other communities, even both outside the state and the country, is that the tree remains lush during all four seasons of the year, so they come to do a kind of field day, as in the patron saint festivities, and being so visited they take good care of it, since they only allow access through the old entrance on weekends.
“This calls our attention since we believe that as a result of what this was a pantheon and later when the City Council has already turned us into beautiful gardens, we believe that there will be human remains from those years of those who were buried because not all of them exhumed what the drawers were, then it is probably also the same fertilizer that the body produces that we know is a very fertile fertilizer for the earth, thank God because we have this beautiful tree and the community of yesterday Sunday was announced that it has been recognized as heritage ”, added Gutiérrez Ruiz.
On the other hand, he explained that the chapel, despite being small, is in great demand for social ceremonies, music videos and the scene of different films due to its emblematic nature due to its age that it preserves from 1734, its beauty, its landscaping with numerous trees and in addition to have the first and only museum of sacred art that exists in Huentitán.
“It is also part of what you can know a beautiful chapel with an image of the Lord of the Ascension made in pure Mezquite of more than 2 m is currently there in the center of the chapel and to one side the only museum of sacred art that there is here in Huentitán we also have it and you can come and see it. With this beautiful Fig tree that has now won the contest and is already among the 11 trees as heritage of our city, this is your home and the doors are open for you to visit us, thank you ”, he added.
Without a doubt it is a parish that preserves a lot of history and now with the naming of the specimen, the parish priest assured that they will soon unveil a plaque in the Black HigueraIt is sure that visits will increase and in this way it is for the community to conserve it even more.