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Plavinas Death Oak

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Pļaviņu
Parish:
Aiviekstes
Other references to the location
On the right side of the Plavinas - Odziena road, several hundreds of metres from the Plavinas ring road.
Coordinates
lat=56.6337333333, lon=25.7135166667
56° 38' 1" N, 25° 42' 48" E
Description

The oak is easy visible and

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sightworthy; at least one cross had been curved in its stem. It is said a tragic accident has happened at the oak, and there is a low probability that it was an ancient cult site. The oak is mentioned in an unspecified story, it is called the Death Oak. Probably, a mythological site. Considering its girth, it is not a secular tree.

Narrative

Name - the Death Oak.

Attraction
Rather scenic, because it is located on the very edge of the road and is left as the only tree on the hard shoulder.
Availability
Very easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No tourism infrastructure. Nearest town - Plavinas: several churches and memorial sites, several castle mounds, accommodation and catering sites, shops, and other tourism infrastructure.
Local info
No information.
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
Its heritage value shall be clarified by talking to the locals.

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