Sēja Oak

Species: Common Oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 500 years
Region: Sēja municipality, Saulkrasti district, Latvia

Five centuries of memory

The 500-year-old oak tree holds memories of the people who lived in Sēja Manor, of historical events, and of the strongest winds. Its roots run deep not only in our land, but also in people's hearts. Every year at the summer solstice, local people gather at the foot of the oak to make a flower ornament in its honour and celebrate the shortest summer night with songs. Is it a special magic that draws people to the Sēja Oak? No. Besides the grandeur of the oak, it possesses an unusual serenity that we all long for.

Tree of the year 2023
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12th place