The Oak of the Forest Gojus

The forest of Gojus located in the district of Prienai has been famous for its abundance of animals and mighty oaks from the times of dukes. Oak woods comprised 20 percent of Lithuanian forests in the 16th century. Even now walking in the forest you could count several dozens of huge oaks. The one distinguishing from them all is the oak of Gojus of 33 meters of height with the thickness of 6 meters. The trunk of the oak branches out in two parts at the height of 14 meters. The mighty tree had suffered once the thunder stroke. In the old times the oaks hit by the thunder used to be considered magical. It was believed that if you make a plough out of such an oak, you could exterminate all thistles. Those who didn’t have a plough, used to put a splinter of such a hit oak under the carriage during the fertilisation of the fields so that the field would be rid of all the weeds.

The oak of Gojus surviving the strike of thunder already counts 400 years. One of the largest Lithuanian trees grows in the district of Prienai, in the forest of Gojus, in the eldership of Stakliškės.

Objektas : Trees
Attractions types : Perkuna’s trees: Oaks
Municipality : Prienai District
Koordinatės : 54.567455, 24.279455
Destination to Vilnius (km) : 75
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