Raudonė Castle Lime
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata Mill.)
Age: Unknown
Region: Raudonė Town, Jurbarkas District Municipality, Lithuania
Wonderful seven-trunk witness of serfdom
This small-leaved lime grows near the castle of Raudonė. There is a metal rod in between two of its trunks at a height of about 3 meters. According to legend, seven serfs were tied to the rod and beaten to death, and so the lime split into seven trunks from great pain. The trunk of the lime branches up into several trunks that split into two or more parts. The branches are like the hands of the tormented people, reaching up to 30 m height.
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15th place 
Nominated by: Panemuniai Regional Park
National contest organizer: Lithuanian Arboricultural Center

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Lithuania
 
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15th place