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Memorable trees of Odry District

The yew at Kamenka

Basic information

The memorable English Yew (Taxus baccata) also called the Bürgermeister´s Yew grows in Kamenka parish, at the edge of the garden of the house number 46. Kamenka is a district of the town Odra. The tree was declared memorable in 1972, it is 15 meters tall with trunk circumference approximately 210 cm.

Matters of interest

The English Yew is evergreen bush or tree, that originally used to grow in ravine shady forests and in rocky river valleys. Its suitable habitat is shallow stony wet soil combined with enough of shade. Thank to its decorative appearance, its species are often planted in gardens and parks. The yew belongs to endangered species and its occurence in the nature of our country is rare. The whole plant except for its red arils is deadly poisonous because it contains the alcaloid taxane. Other alcaloids, such as milosine and ephedrine can be found there, too. Taxanes are dangerous for its quick absorbption from the digestive organs which accelerates the intoxication.

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Useful information

Contact information

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

Odry Municipality Masarykovo náměstí 16/25 74235 Odry http://www.odry.cz/

GPS position

N 49° 44.077', E 17° 47.833'
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Contact

Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí
28.října 117, 702 18 Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz