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Ankši Willow (Ankšu vītols)
An enormous willow tree with a circumference of 8.6 m.
Name in Latvian
Map of the site
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Ankši Willow is a fairly recently discovered (around 2011) giant tree that hides in a dense bush.
At the height of 0.7 m the circumference of the tree is 8.6 m (August 2015).
The tree divides into two larger trunks at a low height.
- Ankšu vītols, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 24, 2022.
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