Jaunpils Oak (Zaube Oak)
Near the historical millpond in Zaube village stands an enormous tree – Jaunpils Oak. It has a circumference of 8.19 m and has been depicted on the drawings from the 18th century.
Name in Latvian
Map of the site
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Jaunpils Oak is in the center of a village next to the ruins of a medieval castle, at the lake. Thus this gorgeous tree has been well-known landmark and the oldest known depiction of it is from 1796.
Today the tree is in a rather bad shape, many branches have been lost. Nevertheless, it still is a mighty, beautiful oak that looks like a tree of legends from a fairy tale book.
Close to it stands another large tree – Jaunpils Little Noble Oak with a circumference of 5.68 m (2012).
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