Oak from Cajvana
Species: Common oak ( Quercus robur L.)
Age: about750 years
Region: Cajvana Town, Suceava County, Romania
Born in troubled times
Local inhabitants believe that this tree dates from the time of the great Tatar invasion (1241), when all the people from the area died in battle. They would have been buried in a common pit, at the site of which this oak was planted. According to another legend, in 1476 Moldavian Prince Stefan cel Mare, accompanied by his soldiers, rested in the shade of this tree, where they were served with a fresh cheese - caș in Romanian,hence the name Cajvana.