Rīgzemji Oak (Rīgzemju ozols)
In 2022 the third largest Latvian oak tree by circumference is Rīgzemji Oak. The mighty trunk of this tree has a circumference of 9.64 m.
Name in Latvian
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Rīgzemji Oak is a very impressive oak near the rim of the Slītere virgin forest.
The tree has a hollow that is visible through a narrow slit and also a lightning scar. Also, the top of the tree is lost.
Protected natural monument since 1977.
Nearby are two more large oak trees.
- Rīgzemju ozols, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 21, 2022.
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