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Lucavsala Linden (Lucavsalas liepa)

Lucavsala Linden
Lucavsala Linden, August 2016. / Evita wiki, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

One of the largest trees in Riga City is Lucavsala Linden with a circumference of 6.82 m. It is located in a picturesque place on Lucavsala Island not far from the Old City.

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GPS coordinates
56.9252 N 24.1261 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Riga, Lucavsala Island, at Lucavsala monument and manor
Name in Latvian
Lucavsalas liepa
Species
Small-leaved linden (Tilia cordata L.)
Circumference
6.82 m
Height
26 m

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WorldYellow In detail

Lucavsala Linden in September 2021
Lucavsala Linden in September 2021. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

One of the largest linden trees in Latvia and the second or third largest tree in Riga is Lucavsala linden. This tree grows on Lucavsala – a large island on the Daugava River south of the Old City. It grows next to the historical Lucavsala manor house and nearby are two more beautiful noble trees – an elm (Ulmus laevis) with a circumference of 6.3 m (the largest of its species in Riga) and linden with a circumference of 4.15 m.

Lucavsala Linden was first measured in 1975 and then the circumference was 5.34 m.

An interesting feature is a shrub of currant that was planted and successfully grows on the place where the linden divides into several trunks some 2.5 meters above the ground.

References
  1. Diži koki. Lucavsalas liepa, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 24, 2022.

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