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Garoza Sencu (Ancestry) Oak

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Ozolnieku
Parish:
Sidrabenes
Other references to the location
In the courtyard of Garoza school, a facilitated place.
Coordinates
lat=56.6389833333, lon=23.9444333333
56° 38' 20" N, 23° 56' 39" E
Description

Girth of the old oak: 6,93 m. Close to the roots there is a large hollow in its trunk. A fence is built around the oak. There is also a sign.

Narrative

From early 20th century till the WW2 the place at the oak was used for open-air dances and

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the musicians had played the music from a special platform in the tree. There is no evidence the place had been a cult site. In 1932 the forester Kriss Melderis called the oak in his book "Evenings of the forest" (in Latvian: "Meža vakari") the 'Zemgale krivs' ("krivs" personalizes the highest mental power of the ancient Baltic (especially - Prussian) tribes).

Attraction
Very good.
Availability
Easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Sign, fence around the tree. The tree is in the courtyard of a school. Nearest city - Jelgava, where there is all kind of tourism infrastructure, accommodation and catering sites, tourism information centre. remarkable sightseeing objects: Jelgava C
Local info
No information.
Capacity
41 and more
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
The oak could be around 350 years old.

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