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Memorial trees

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Our municipality can be called without exaggeration the "Municipality of Memorial Trees". The people who have lived in this area since ancient times have probably valued trees and thought wisely when it was necessary to take an axe and a saw. Let us wish the trees and the people, not only here, to continue to make each other's lives more pleasant and not shorter.
 

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THE 10TH LIME TREE UNDER THE PANORAMA

European linden, a tree declared monumental in 1998, basic data at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 500 cm, tree height 23 m, estimated age 250 - 300 years. At present it is a deciduous monument tree, growing in the highest position in the Jeseníky Mountains (over 800 metres above sea level).

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11. LINDEN ABOVE OVČÍN

Heart linden, a tree declared monumental in 1998, basic data at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 526 cm, tree height 22 m, estimated age 250 - 350 years. (In the 1950s - 1960s there used to be a pastoral cooperative in Nová Ves, which had a sheepfold nearby.) The tree also grows near the remains of a large mountain estate and was probably one of the "family" trees.

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12. ASH TREE IN THE BEND BELOW THE CHURCH IN NOVÁ VES

Ash tree, declared a monumental tree in 1998, basic data at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 309 cm, tree height 25 m, estimated age 160 - 200 years. A tree with a characteristic habit (appearance, growth) with a presumption of a long-term perspective.

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13. CHESTNUT TREE IN THE NEW VILLAGE

A tree declared a monumental tree in 1998, basic parameters at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 577 cm, tree height 23 m, estimated age 300 - 350 years. The tree is one of the largest of its kind in the Czech Republic and is probably one of the first sycamores to be planted in the Czech Republic.

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14. LIME TREE NEAR FRANZ - FRANZE

Lime tree with large leaves, a memorial tree declared in 1998, basic data at the time of declaration: trunk circumference 466 cm, tree height 16 m, estimated age 260 - 320 years. Before the war there was a large estate with an inn of this name in the vicinity.) Its appearance makes it one of the most impressive trees.

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15. LARCH ABOVE HORNÍ MORAVICÍ

European larch, a tree declared a monumental tree in 2001. Basic parameters at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 260 cm, tree height 28 m, estimated age 120-160 years. The tree is one of the bravest larches in Jeseník. At the crest of the slope it has to endure winds and frost in less deep and nutrient-poor soil, yet it bravely resists and proudly looks down into the valley of the Moravický Brook.

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THE 16TH LIME TREE BY THE FORMER ROMER FARM

European linden, a monumental tree declared a monumental tree in 1998. Basic data at the time of designation: Trunk circumference 405 cm, tree height 21 m, estimated age 230 - 280 years. Nearby was a well-known old large farmhouse, which was demolished in the 1950s.

 

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17. THE SNAKE QUEEN LINDEN

The large-leaved lime tree, a tree designated as a landmark in 1998. The Snake Queen is the largest monumental tree of the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area. Botanically, it is a large-leaved lime tree with a very strong and untypical trunk.
 
Indeed, the most impressive thing about the tree is its circumference, which according to the latest measurements (2020) exceeded 1000 cm, i.e. 10 m. Compared to previous years, the height of the tree itself has been reduced quite a bit, currently around 20m, and figures of around 33m have also been quoted. The reduction has occurred after health pruning and possible spontaneous breakage of the upper branches. The height of the trunk is given in 5 m, the crown width 25 m. The most important figure, the age of the tree, is estimated at 400-500 years.

The tree is so interesting that it even got its own tourist card.

The legend of the cottager and the snake queen is connected to the linden tree. The cottager was looking for a stone under the old lime tree to repair his yard. When he picked one up, he found a white snake with a golden crown on its head. He waited for nothing, took the golden crown and ran home. He wondered what he could buy with the crown. But at night he couldn't sleep and all he kept hearing was, "You'll come back! "You'll come back". In the morning, he found that all his poultry had died during the night, and the only cow in the barn had died... the curse of the snake. That's when the storm started. The cottager didn't hesitate any longer, took the crown and ran with it back to the old lime tree, where he returned it under the stone. But it was too late. When he returned home, all that was left of the cottage was a smoldering burn.

Today, a well, whose source springs from the ground nearby, comes to the lime tree to open and close. "We have a well fairy here who always greets everyone and says hello to them and opens the wells in the spring and closes them again in the autumn."

The lime tree grows in the upper part of the Lower Moravice section of Upper Moravice, it is off the main road but can be discovered quite easily from the turn off. 

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THE 18TH ELM BY THE BRICK SUBSTATION

Maple maple, a tree designated as a memorial tree in 1998. Basic parameters at the time of designation: trunk circumference 347 cm, tree height 20 m. Estimated age 160 - 200 years. The oldest mountain maple in the municipality. It dominates the surroundings with its magnificent growth.

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19. ASH TREE NEAR NO. 47 IN HORNÍ MORAVICE

The ash tree, a monumental tree declared in 1998. Basic data at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 349 cm, tree height 20 m, estimated age 170-220 years. The tree had an unusual crown shape for this species, with a width greater than its height. (This shape was unfortunately affected by a health cut that eliminated the largely dried-out northern part.)

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20. OAK BY THE FIRE STATION

A hybrid of a winter and summer oak, this tree was designated a landmark tree in 1999. Basic parameters at the time of designation: trunk circumference 313 cm, tree height 24 m, estimated age 160 - 200 years. One of the oldest oaks in this climate. The oaks here are already above the upper limit of their natural range.

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21. TWO LIME TREES BY THE STATUE OF ST. OF ST. JOHN OF NEPOMUK

Heart lime trees, monumental trees declared in 1999. Basic data at the time of declaration: (both trees identical) Trunk circumference 340 cm, tree height 20 m, estimated age 150 - 200 years. The trees are a living addition to the cultural monument of the St. John of Nepomuk statues from 1751.

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22. LIME TREE BY THE STATUE OF IMACULATA

Large-leaved linden, a tree declared a monumental tree in 1999. Basic parameters at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 625 cm, tree height 28 m, estimated age 25 - 350 years. The tree is currently a living addition to a cultural monument, a statue that dates back to 1764. The linden was probably already a mature tree at the time the statue was installed.

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23. LIME TREE BY THE PLAYGROUND

European linden, a tree declared monumental in 2001, basic parameters at the time of the declaration: trunk circumference 530 cm, tree height 22 m, estimated age 250-300 years. The tree forms a landscape landmark at the boundary between the built-up part of the village and the open countryside.

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