Sobreira de Siador (“Cork Tree of Siador”) is a large evergreen green estimated to be 500 years old. After a report prepared by the local council, the resolution of June 1, 2009, by the Directorate General for Nature Conservation of the Xunta de Galicia’s Rural Department, included it in the Galician Catalogue of Outstanding Trees.
It is the first tree in Silleda to receive this classification, which is due, according to the Evaluation Committee, to its large size, age, undeniable aesthetic value and historical and cultural significance. The presence of this unique specimen stands out in a place at the limit of its natural habitat and with a considerable age, taking into account the humanized surroundings in which it has “survived.”
Common Galician name: Sobreira, corticeira, corcheiro, sobreiro
Scientific name: Quercussuber E.
Location: Surroundings of the Sanctuary of La Saleta.
Protection status: Included in the Galician Catalogue of Outstanding Trees.
Diameter of trunk: 1.3 m
Height of trunk: 2.7 m
Height of crown: 30 m
Perimeter of crown: 8 m
Estimated age: 500 years old
Other places of interest nearby
- Sanctuary of La Virgen de la Saleta
- Hundred-year-old carballeiras (oak groves) at the Sanctuary of La Saleta (with barbecues and tables)
- “Pazo de Sestelo”
- Cruceiros (stone crosses) of La Saleta and the village of Siador
- La Saleta trail
- Monument to the Virgen of La Saleta, a bronze sculpture by Fernando Rodríguez
How to get there
From Silleda, you take the PO-201 road to Lara and after 2 km, in the village of O Marco (parish of Siador), you turn right towards the Sanctuary of La Virgen de la Saleta. It is located on this same trail, a few metres from the campsite.