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PLA Poodří – memorable arboles

The oak in Nová Horka Castle Park

Basic information

The memorable English Oak (Quercus robur) can be found in a small park behind the Nová Horka Castle and it is regarded as the greatest memorable oak in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The oak is 33 meters high, approximately 300 years old with the trunk circumference 660 cm. The trunk is carious inside and its smaller cavities are covered with shingle. The oak underwent treatment recently and its dry crown branches were cut down. The tree was declared memorable in the year 1994.

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Matters of interest

The baroque Nová Horka Castle lies close to Studénka parish in Poodří Protected Landscape Area. It was built by Charles Joseph Vetter from Lilie in the place of a former fort in the year 1742. The castle area was rebuilt in the rococo style and reconstructed once again to its current form in the novo gothic style after the fire in 1856. The Vetters owned the castle until 1945. The castle now serves as an institute of social welfare. The castle park with numerous exotic trees is considered being very extraordinary from the botanical point of view. The park vegetation, originally an alluvial forest, has been growing in Nová Horka since the first half of the 19th century.

Park Nová Horka

Zámek Nová Horka

Useful information

Contact information

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava Trocnovská 2 702 00 Ostrava Telephone: + 420 596 133 673–4 http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz

GPS position

N 49° 41.618', E 18° 4.195'
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Contact

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava
Trocnovská 2, 702 00 Ostrava
Tel.:+ 420 596 133 673-4
http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz