Guernica has symbolic importance in the Basque Country. It has been tradition since time immemoriam for the Basque government to meet under the Gernikako Arbola, an old oak tree in Guernica.Though the capital of the Basque Country is now Vitoria-Gasteiz, the President is still sworn in under the tree.
But not this tree, anymore. This particular tree survived the bombing in 1937 but was declared dead in 2004. They now use a new tree, an offspring of this old one.