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Griku Oak (Griķu ozols)

Trunk of Griku Oak, May 2023
Trunk of Griku Oak, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Near the Griku farmstead at the bank of Zaube River grows the enormous Griku Oak. The circumference of its trunk is 8.4 m.

24.7 %

GPS coordinates
56.9806 N 25.1723 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Cēsis municipality, Zaube parish
Name in Latvian
Griķu ozols
English oak (Quercus robur L.)
8.4 m (at the height of 1.3 m, January 2021)
13.5 m

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Griku Oak is aging but still - green. May 2023
Griku Oak is aging but still – green. May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Griku Oak is a large oak tree near Zaube River. The circumference of this tree is 8.4 m.

The tree is in a bad shape – many branches are lost and most of the branches are dead. It stands in a forest and can not be observed from a distance. Near it is another fairly large oak.

  1. Griķu ozols, Accessed on December 24, 2022.
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