Nogai spring and pear tree in Avdarm

Centuries-old Moldova: Where in Moldova the several-hundred-year-old oaks grow

On the territory of Moldova grows several hundred century-old trees between 100 and 700 years old, which are of great cultural, historical and ecological value.

On the territory of Moldova there are several hundred century-old trees ranging in age from 100 to 700 years, which are of great cultural, historical and ecological value.

On the territory of Moldova there are several hundred century-old trees ranging in age from 100 to 700 years, which are of great cultural, historical and ecological value.

We would like to present you the most famous ones.

THE 400-YEAR-OAK OAK

Where: Lipcani, Briceni district

The village Lipcani is located in the far northwest of the republic, on the bank of the Prut River, on the border with Romania. In the historical documents Lipcani was mentioned for the first time in 1429. This settlement was first inhabited by the Lithuanians. The town has a large park, once well-groomed and very comfortable.

In the depths of the park there is an oak tree of many centuries, estimated to be about 400 years old, which is 25 m high and has a trunk diameter of 1 m 58 cm. The oak is included in the list of natural monuments of Moldova.

Photo: locals.md

STEFAN CEL MARE OAK

Where: Cobilea, Soldanesti district

The oldest tree in Moldova is 700 years old. It is an oak in the village of Cobilea with a trunk circumference of more than 7 and a half meters and a crown of 1000 square meters. According to a legend, the lord Stefan cel Mare rested under this oak after one of his battles.

The Quercus robur L., or English oak, can live up to 2,000 years! It grows tall for the first 100-200 years and reaches 20-40 m. It continues to grow in thickness throughout its life.

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THE FOREST SECTOR “THE AGE-OLD OAKS” IN THE MOARA DOMNEASCA NATURE RESERVE

Where: Moara Domneasca, Glodeni district

This section of the forest is located in the Padurea Domneasca Nature Reserve. There are plots with a total area of 108 hectares with century-old trees whose age exceeds 200-250 years. Some of them reach a height of 30-35 meters (the height of a ten-story house). Nowhere else in Moldova can you find such a large group of old trees.

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Photo: Maxim CHUMASH

AVDARMA PEAR TREE

Where: Avdarma, ATU Gagauzia

The pear tree (armut aacı) is a symbol of resilience and vitality for the Avdarma people. It grows on the highest point of Avdarma village – opposite the Nogai spring. Many believe that the tree was planted at the time of the settlement of Nogai Tatars in this territory. The tree has always served as a landmark for the villagers.

The tree lives today, and still bears fruit. The crown of this tree and its size are impressive: its height is 10.5 metres, stem diameter at the height of 1.3 metres is 70 cm, trunk girth at the height of 1.3 metres is 210 cm, crown diameter is 9 metres, number of primary branches is 5, age – 220 years.

Photo: GAGAUZMEDIA.MD

PLATAN

Where: Chisinau

The big sycamore tree in the proximity of the Parliament Building has stood at this place for 188 years. It was planted in 1825 as the sign under the tree says. You should agree that such a venerable age inspires respect, although the antiquity is not the only criterion for granting the “natural monument” status to trees. Rarity, outstanding size and beauty are taken into account. By the way, this tree, a native of North America, is quite rare in Europe – because of the low frost resistance in a young age, cultivated mainly its hybrid – “mix” with oriental plane tree.

Photo: locals.md

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