Lucavsala Linden (Lucavsalas liepa)
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.
Name in Latvian
Map of the site
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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.
- Diži koki. Lucavsalas liepa, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 24, 2022.
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