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Dzenisu Willow (Dzenīšu vītols)

Dzenisu Willow in 2008
Dzenisu 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 Dzenisu 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
White willow (Salix alba L.)
9.06 m (at the height of 0.5 m, June 2010)
21 m

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WorldYellow In detail

Dzenisu Willow in 2001
Dzenisu 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 Dzenisu Willos 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.

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

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

  1. Dzenīšu vītols, Accessed on December 22, 2022.

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