Oak Józef, Poland

Photo: Rafał Godek

Oak Józef – a tree with history

The special history of Oak Józef is linked to the place where it is growing. The Mycielski family was so charmed by the beauty of the area that they bought a mansion there. The mansion became a cultural and intellectual centre of the region. During WWII the oak became shelter for a Jewish family hiding from the Nazis. Also the oak’s image was printed on Polish 100 złoty bill. Presently oak Józef is admired by many visitors and serves as model for photos and paintings.
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Information

Species:
English oak (Quercus robur)

Age:
650 years

Region:
Wiśniowa, Podkarpackie province, Poland

GPS:
N 49 51.600, E 21 38.400

Nominated by:
Klub Gaja



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