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Memorable trees of Frenštát and Nový Jičín Districts

Lime tree behind Tobolář

Basic information

There is a small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) growing at the edge of a garden colony behind a former sawmill in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. The tree was declared memorable in the year 1999. Its trunk perimeter is 395 cm. The estimated age of the tree is 100 years. The lime tree is in a good health condition, dry branches were cut off and young sprouts are being trimmed at the moment.

Lípa za Tobolářem

Things to note

The motif of a lime tree and its magical power often appear in literature. We can read the following in the book called “Trees and their healing power” written by Jiří Bodlák: “There used to be a nice habit kept in the lands of Bohemians, Moravians and Silesians. On whatever occasion, be it a wedding or any other important event, a lime tree was planted and village gatherings and preaches took place under it. A lime tree was riddled with many legends. A lime bast was used to capture demons. A little lime figure was said to bring luck. Lime bark worn protected one against poison and its leaves were used at secret magic ceremonies as a means for gaining immortality. Famous altars are carved out of lime wood as its Latin name is lignum sanctum, which stands for sacred wood”.

Lípa za Tobolářem

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° 31.960', E 18° 14.140'