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Memorable trees of Frenštát and Nový Jičín Districts

Lime tree by Lipka

Basic information

There is a small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) growing at the edge of a forest at the foot of Horečka hill close to ski jumps and a ski lift. A blue tourist line is passing by the tree. The lime was declared memorable in the year 1980. Its trunk perimeter is 440 cm, its height 21 m. Its estimated age exceeds 250 years.

Lípa u Lipky

Things to note

A lime tree is not only considered a Czech national tree, it is also an emblem of all West Slavs. It was declared so at a Pan-Slavic Congress in Prague in 1848 (representatives from Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia as well as Poland, Russian, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Dalmatia were present on the occasion). A lime tree arose as an opposition to Great German efforts to subjugate the Slavs. The congress was actually called in reaction to Frankfurt Assembly where an oak tree was declared the symbol of Great Germany. In this connection, the first one to come up with the idea of a lime tree was a Czech poet and a national revivalist František Ladislav Čelakovský.

Lípa u Lipky

List lípy

Useful information


Moravian-Silesian Region, Department of the Environment and Agriculture 28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz tel.: +420 595 622 297

Město Frenštát pod Radhoštěm nám. Míru 1 74401 Frenštát pod Radhoštěm http://www.mufrenstat.cz/

GPS position

N 49° 32.239', E 18° 11.886'