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Dzenīši Willow (Dzenīšu vītols)

Dzenīši Willow in 2008
Dzenīši Willow in 2008. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

The biggest white willow in Latvia and, maybe, in the world is Dzenīši Willow. This is a gorgeous tree with a circumference of 9.06 m at a height of 0.5 m and even more – higher.

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GPS coordinates
57.543 N 26.7162 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Smiltene municipality, Ape, at the northern bank of Vaidava near Dzenīšu farmstead
Name in Latvian
Dzenīšu vītols
Species
White willow (Salix alba L.)
Circumference
9.06 m (at the height of 0.5 m, June 2010)
Height
21 m

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Dzenīši Willow in 2001
Dzenīši Willow in 2001. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

This gorgeous white willow grows close to the northern border of its natural area. Nevertheless, this might be the largest tree in this species.

The circumference of the tree at the height of 0.5 m is 9.06 m (2010) – this is the narrowest part of its trunk. Further up the circumference increases – at 1.3 m it is 10.55 m! Further up the tree divides into some 20 enormous branches. Over the last decades, part of the branches has been lost.

Dzenīši Willow in July 2019
Dzenīši Willow in July 2019. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Dzenīši Willow was planted approximately in 1880 by the owner of the nearby Bumvikuži farmstead in order to mark the border of land property.

References
  1. Dzenīšu vītols, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 22, 2022.

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