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PLA Poodří – memorable arboles

The buckthorn by the Oder river

Basic information

The memorable Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) grows in the Oder river meander near Dolní Bartošovický pond. The tree is multi-trunked and unique in its size. The circumference of its largest trunk is 122 cm and its height is 8 meters. The tree was declared memorable in the year 1998 and it is the only example of its kind among all memorable trees in the whole Czech Republic.

Řešetlák u Odry

Matters of interest

The Common Buckthorn is a shrub or a small tree, usually 3 meters high. It is a slow growing tree with hard wood and red core. Its fruits are tiny black stones, used as a laxative in folk medicine (the meaning of its gender name in Czech is „cleansing“). The juice from the fruits mixed with alum was used to make bright green colour. The Common Buckthorn grows at forest edges, meadows and in bushes, most frequently within the altitude of 200 to 400 meters above the sea level.

Řešetlák u Odry

Řešetlák u Odry

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° 41.237', E 18° 1.815'



AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava
Trocnovská 2, 702 00 Ostrava
Tel.:+ 420 596 133 673-4