Guardian of the Flooded Village
Memento of the lost village
This pine from Chudobín grows on the rocky headland of the dam called Vír. The name of the pine is in connection with the flooded village of Chudobín, which ceased to exist due to the construction of a dam. According to a legend narrated by locals, a devil sat under the pine in the night and played the violin. However it is much more likely that they were hearing the strong winds blowing over the valley. This pine tree is not only an important landmark but also an impressive testimony to its high resistance to climate change and human impact.
Please do not approach the Chudobin pine tree and do not enter the protection zone of the Vír water reservoir. Illegal visits to a tree threaten the tree. If you want to keep it for future generations, stay away from it.