The lime tree at Lipka, Czech republic

Photo: Tomáš Kubelka/Čarokraj.cz, Naděžda Gutzerová, Ludvík Plašil, Lenka Mitrenga

Lime Tree - Love that Lasts a Lifetime

The memorable tree grows by a road connecting the manor in Lipka and a former cemetery, now changed to a tomb of the original manor owners - the Kustoš family. The first manor was built in the 13th Century and the lime tree - now 800 years old - welcomed many people of Lipka to the world and saw them on their last journey as well. It is interesting that it has never been struck by a lightning. It is said that Jan Žižka camped under its branches and Jan Amos Komenský stayed here for a short period of time as well. It is also said that a couple that make love under the lime tree will share an everlasting love which will overcome all difficulties in life.
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Information

Species:
Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)

Age:
800 years

Region:
Lipka at Horní Bradlo, Pardubice region, The Czech republic

GPS:
N 49 47.758, E 15 43.987

Nominated by:
Nadace Partnerství



EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.


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