This ridge forms a dividing line between the municipalities of
Gáldar and Santa María de Guía, located between Monte Pavón and La Caldereta, very
close to the Monte Pavón recreation area. This place is named after the tree that once
covered this area, the Picconia excelsa, locally known as Palo Blanco, which was
widely used in Gran Canaria to make agricultural tools and implements because of the
hardness of its wood.