World 🢖 Europe 🢖 Latvia 🢖 Kurzeme
Sasmaka Idol Linden (Sasmakas Elku liepa)
The largest linden in Latvia is Sasmaka Idol Linden with a circumference of 8.65 m (2009). In spite of its name, this tree has not served as a paganic cult site.
Name in Latvian
Map of the site
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.
The largest linden in Latvia grows in the front of Sasmaka manor house – a small palace in Neo-Gothic style that is located on the outskirts of Valdemārpils town.
This tree – Sasmaka Idol Linden – is a breathtaking, giant tree with enormous branches that in some places reach the ground.
In the tree is an enormous hollow and it experienced a partial collapse in 1967, 1980ies, and 2010. In 1980ies the circumference was even larger: 8.8 m.
The age of the tree is somewhere between 250 and 400 years.
- Valdemārpils Elku liepa, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 23, 2022.
- Valdemārpils Elku liepa, Senvietas.lv. Accessed on December 23, 2022.
Wonders of Latvia
Highlights of Latvia are the rich architectural heritage in Riga City, numerous palaces, country houses, and castles.
The category includes some of the most impressive and interesting separate trees in the world. The total number of tree species in the world still is a wild guess – maybe 10,000 and maybe 100,000 but most likely somewhere in between. Every month there are reported new tree species from the whole world, including Western Europe.
Wonders of Europe
The heritage of Europe is diverse and endlessly interesting. Incomparably rich is the wealth of European historical architecture, but this part of the world has exciting natural heritage and archaeological heritage as well.
Oak: The Frame of Civilization
Professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial―a profound link that has almost been forgotten. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas to the first boat to reach the New World to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout our history.
Great Trees of Britain and Ireland
In this book, Kew expert Tony Hall profiles sixty amazing ancient trees, avenues, and forests across Britain and Ireland. Hall leads readers on a journey from the Scottish Highlands—where towering Scots pines can trace their lineage to Ice Age forests dating back more than 9,000 years—to the imposing Irish beech avenue known as Dark Hedges, famously seen on TV’s Game of Thrones.