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Andumi Sacrificial Oak (Andumu Upurozols)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Talsi
Parish:
Lībagas
Other references to the location
On the side of a forest road, on the verge of a small open area-meadow. It can be difficult to find it if one looks for it without a map or GPS. Populated places are quite far, the surroundings lonely.
Coordinates
lat=57.1698833333, lon=22.7214833333
57° 10' 11" N, 22° 43' 17" E
Description

A secular tree that in nowadays is situated in deep woods and

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far from populated areas and highways. The circumference of the old oak has reached 5.58 m. It is dead for about 50 %.

Narrative

There is a tale that it is an old sacrificial oak-tree. There used to be in those woods an ancient cult site - holy forest. Though, such a place has not been identified. The Andumi place name was found already in some real estate purchase document of the 15th century.

Attraction
Some
Availability
Quite easily accessible. There is a small wooden identification sign at the object. Located on the side of a road, in the woods.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory. At the oak there is a small wooden identification sign "Vecmuižas dižozols 5,6 m” ("Vecmuiža Secular Oak 5.6 m").
Local info
There is no information stand on site
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
State property
Comments
Called also the Vecmuiža Oak (Vecmuižas ozols).

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