Three-Branched Pine Tree

This tree is originally from Castellar del Riu and was transplanted to the meadows of La Damunt. When writing Lo pi de les tres branques, Verdaguer turned the religious symbol of the ancient tree of Berguedà into a symbol of the fatherland. The owners of the famous tree gave it to the Unió Catalanista, and since 1902, the year Verdaguer died, the tree has been the subject of patriotic veneration. In 2013, the towns of Castellar del Riu and Folgueroles, driven by the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) chapters in both of them, planted the tree in Folgueroles to bring new blood to the symbol of the Catalan-speaking lands.

Pi de les 3 Branques
El Pi de les tres branques és un arbre que parla... i que parla clar i català com nosaltres, encara que amb veu isarda de la boscúria, que de vegades se sembla a la veu de les onades del mar”.
Verdaguer, Jacint «Discurs de Berga?»  dins L’Aucell del Paradís. TO I. Barcelona, 2003. Proa. p. 425-431

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