“El Sargento” Ahuehuete is considered one of the oldest trees of El Bosque de Chapultepec. It´s the city’s second most famous Ahuehuete after the “Árbol de la Noche Triste”. The legend says that “El Sargento” was planted by Nezahualcóyotl, ruler of Texcoco, at the request of Aztec emperor Moctezuma.
Some experts suggest that the tree lived approximately 500 years until it dried out in 1969 due to water shortage and pollution.
First Section. Calzada del Rey, Access through “Las Flores” gate.
Tuesday-Sunday, 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. Summer schedule 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.