Árbol de Piedra

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Árbol de Piedra ("stone tree") in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve.

Árbol de Piedra ("stone tree") is an isolated rock formation in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve of Sur Lípez Province, Bolivia.[1] Much photographed, it projects out of the altiplano sand dunes of Siloli in the Potosí Department, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Laguna Colorada. Known as the "Stone Tree," it is shaped like a stunted tree about 7 m high. Its shape, particularly the thin stem, are due to strong winds carrying sand and eroding the soft sandstone.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Bolivia's Iconic "Stone Tree" | Salar De Uyuni". www.salardeuyuni.com/. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  2. ^ Michael Hilburn (30 April 2004). Travel Diary - Bolivia. Trafford Publishing. pp. 39–. ISBN 978-1-4120-1909-5. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
  3. ^ Anja Mutic; Kate Armstrong; Paul Smith (1 May 2010). Bolivia. Lonely Planet. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-74104-998-5. Retrieved 26 June 2011.

Coordinates: 22°03′06″S 67°53′00″W / 22.05167°S 67.88333°W / -22.05167; -67.88333