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Allaži Holy Linden (Allažu svētliepa)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Kurzeme
County:
Kuldīga
Parish:
Ēdole
Other references to the location
250 m NE of the Burtnieki homestead, at the edge of the forest.
Coordinates
lat=57.0867333333, lon=21.7014666667
57° 5' 12" N, 21° 42' 5" E
Description

The name of the linden originates from the fact that there used to be a small in size village of Allaži. The circumference of the secular linden is 6.40 m. The midst of the trunk is empty, in the course of time a large and

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open hollow formed in it: 1.6 x 0.7 m, height of 3.5 m. The health condition of the linden is average — the trunk has suffered a lot, but the crown in general is quite healthy and gorgeous.

Narrative

They say the altar of the Ēdole Church and the wooden sculptures around it were carved of the linden. If it is true then the above mentioned items had been carved only of some part of the trunk, because the linden is still growing and flourishing. It is possible that it is an ancient cult site, and the church items had been manufactured of some other linden growing nearby.

Attraction
Average
Availability
Quite easily accessible. There are no information signs.One has to walk across a meadow 250 m in NE direction of the Burtnieki homestead.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
There have been no facilitation and maintenance works performed within the territory, no indication signs.
Local info
There is no information stand on site
Capacity
0 - 9
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Private
Comments
A very picturesque tree with a peculiar form of the trunk and tree knobs.

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