e-cards from Europe

Our oak Bartek green again!

Posted on: May 1, 2009

The oak, Bartek
The oak, Bartek

Hello! I’m Tom. Look at the tree. It’s in our region. And read the note about it.

Bartek is an ancient oakk tree in Poland It grows in Zagnańsk near Kielcee in the Świętokrzyskie Mountainss. Its age, long estimated at up to 1200 years, has recently been established at 625 years, with a corer used to extract a sample for proper counting of the growth ringss. There are three older oaks in Poland, though none so famous as Bartek.

The 30-metre tall Bartek measures 13.5 metres in girth at its base. Its crown spreads about 40 metres. Under the Bartek oak tree, King Casimir IIII is known to have been pictured as holding his court. It is also told that Jan III Sobieskii rested under this tree on his way back from the Battle of Viennaa, and hid a Turkishh sabre, an arquebus and a bottle of wine inside it. The old oak is in decline.

At the 11th International Fair Of Agricultural Techniques in Kielce, March 2005, cuttings of the Bartek Oak were given away

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

May 2009
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Recent Comments

Posts Más Vistos

Blog Stats

  • 33,150 hits
%d bloggers like this: