Ošenieki Oak (Ošenieku ozols)
One of the major trees in Latvia is Ošenieki Oak (Ošenieku ozols) – a very impressive tree that is some 25 m tall and has a circumference of 8,38 m.
Name in Latvian
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Ošenieki Oak is an enormous, comparatively healthy-looking oak tree of enormous size.
The circumference of the tree is 8.38 m (May 2017). In July 1994 the tree had a circumference of 7.53 m – thus, it increases in size fairly quickly.
- Ošenieku ozols, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 24, 2022.
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