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The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree
  • The Cider Tree

It was raised in 2013 at the annual celebration of the Gijón Natural Cider Festival. were needed 3.200 bottles –equivalent to the annual glass consumption of one hundred families- and they all add up to 8 tons of weight.

The tree has been made thanks to the collaboration of the following wineries: JR Alto Infanzón, Menéndez, Trabanco, Huerces, Cabueñes, Piñera, Canal, Acebal, Angones and El Duque. The sculptural work lights up dyeing the night of Gijón green




Latitude: 43.5453720 Length: -5.6642461
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As it says on the plaque at the foot of the tree: “This tree that you see is made with cider bottles, it is not an artist's whim, nor a pleasant way to waste time. This tree is a metaphor for the tree of life, it is the visual representation of how it is possible to conserve nature's resources by reusing everyday objects.

This cider tree has made the complete cycle of life. The trees, the orchards, produce apples. The cider comes out of the apple and that cider is bottled in these familiar green containers that, as usual, once washed and sterilized are used again to bottle more cider. In our cider tree, empty cider bottles start the cycle again in another way: becoming the leaves of a large tree made of reused glass."

We end up reading a: “Reuse. Plant and care for many trees of life”.

We stumbled upon it when we approached the Marina and it has become an instagrammable place, ideal to keep a nice memory of our visit to the city of Gijón.

The Cider Tree


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda



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