Boros Forest Pine
The elderly pine growing in the Boros Forest in Kaišiadorys district is already counting 170 years. A decayed metal crucifix is sticking out of its trunk. It already grew-in tightly between the strong branches of the pine. The crucifix was affixed to keep the spirits away. A soldier, who died in a war long time ago, is buried at the pine. The pine has been haunted ever since. In ancient times, it was believed that witches or devils would gather at the pines. It was said, that Perkūnas strikes in the middle of a two-branched tree, because there is a devil hiding among the branches.
Once people started lifting chapels and crosses to the pines, the trees became sacred. Some would plead for help, the ill and the sick livestock was brought to the tree. The crucifix seen in the Boros Pine reminds the visitors about the hopes and tribulations of the people. The tall pine, reaching 24 metres in height, can be seen from afar on the outskirts of the Boro forest next to the Naujažeris village, Kaišiadorys district.