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Memorable trees of Opava and Bruntál Districts

Lime tree of Bohemian Brethren in Velká Štáhle

Basic information

There is a small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata) growing in the centre of Velká Štáhle village. The tree is 29 m tall, its trunk perimeter reaches 733 cm. The vast trunk is destroyed by rots and its hollows are covered by small roofs. A complex treatment of the tree was done in 2007 when dry branches were cut off and the hollows were roofed. A wooden fence was placed around the trunk as a protection.

Things to note

Bohemian Brethren, members of Protestant Church, allegedly planted the tree in the years 1620 – 1720. Persecuted by Jesuits (members of Catholic Church) after the battle on the White Mountain, they were moving out of the country and wherever they took a rest on their way, they planted a lime tree as a symbol of their homeland which they had to leave. The limes of Bohemian Brethren can be found in different parts of the Republic, for example nearby Kunvald (in the region of Ústí nad Orlicí).

Lime tree of Bohemian Brethren in Velká Štáhle

Lime tree of Bohemian Brethren in Velká Štáhle

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

Městský úřad Rýmařov náměstí Míru 1 79501 Rýmařov http://www.rymarov.cz/

GPS position

N 49° 55.936', E 17° 21.154'



Krajský úřad Moravskoslezského kraje, odbor životního prostředí
28. října 117, 702 18 Ostrava
Tel.:+420 595 622 297