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Upatu Oak (Upatu ozols)

Upatu Oak, May 2023
Upatu Oak, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

One of the largest oak trees in Latvia is Upatu Oak. The circumference of this tree is 8.84 m.

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GPS coordinates
56.9161 N 22.0409 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Kurzeme, Kuldīga municipality, Pelči parish, Rimzatciems, 110 m SW from Brivnieki farmstead
Name in Latvian
Upatu ozols
Species
English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Circumference
8.84 m (at the height of 1.3 m, January 2020)
Height
12.5 m

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Trunk of Upatu Oak, May 2023
Trunk of Upatu Oak, May 2023. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

Most likely, Upatu Oak is nearing the end of its life. This beautiful tree has lost its top and many branches.

The circumference of the tree gradually increased: in 2005 it was 8.6 m but in January 2020 – 8.84 m.

References
  1. Upatu ozols, Dziedava.lv. Accessed on December 23, 2022.
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