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Kaives Old Oak
The Old Oak is a unique nature object of international significance and a cultural and historical monument in Latvia. Because of its great girth it is one of the remarkable trees in Baltic and even Eastern Europe.
Oak in ancient time
The foot of the oak was considered to be a cult location in ancient times. People living in the neighbourhood also thought that before starting a long journey, one must come to the oak for the journey to be successful.
Grand and protected
Tree is included in the list of archaeological monuments. As an old tree of national significance, it is also included in the list of specially protected objects of nature.
There are different thoughts about its actual age – some say it is 800 - 1000 years old. Its circumference is presently 10.2 metres. Tree can be encompassed by nine persons with outstretched arms.