It is an unmistakeable icon of traditional Formentera, and a symbol of the advantages offered by respectful coooperation between humans and nature. For hundreds of years now, our island’s farmers have been reinforcing the heavy branches of these trees with the help of wooden poles (known as ‘estalons’) in order to achieve a more horizontal growth of the trees.


This is how a simple relationship is established through which, in exchange for the preferential treatment and care for the health of the fig tree, it offers in turn its fruit in a more abundant and accessible way, as well as sheltering goats and sheep from the harsh sun.


A natural pact that survives globalization and reminds us of the benefits of such mutual respect.