The Oldest Tree in Paris – The Robinia Tree of Square René Viviani

The oldest tree in Paris is a more than 400 year old robinia (black locust) brought over to Europe by 17th century botanist Jean Robin.

Widely renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris has a lot going for it. A complete redesign of the city in the 19th century gave the ‘city of light’ its trademark wide avenues, with ample urban foliage to shade Parisians and tourists alike. However, the robinia tree of Square René Viviani predates all of this, linking all the way back to the colonial age. Continue reading “The Oldest Tree in Paris – The Robinia Tree of Square René Viviani”