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Memorable trees of Opava and Bruntál Districts

Oak Tree in Opava

Basic Information

There is a memorable Red oak (Quercus rubra) growing in Englišova Street in the garden of a Primary School in Opava. It is 30 m high, its trunk perimeter is 376 cm. It was declared memorable in the year 2009.

Points of Interest

Red oak belongs to our non- native woody plants. It is native to the North America. It was imported to Europe at the end of 17th century, to the Czech lands at the end of 18th century. Its species name is derived from the distinctive red colour of its autumn leaves. Red oak is pollution resilient and that it why it is suitable for urban environment. Adult trees can bear more shade than the native oak species. Its hard and durable wood is commonly used in construction building and furniture making.

Oak Tree in Opava

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Useful information

Contacts

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

Magistrát města Opavy Horní náměstí 69 746 26 Opava http://www.opava-city.cz/

GPS position

N 49° 55.813', E 17° 52.872'
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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