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The centuries-old oak tree of Laneia

20/09/2020
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Laneia is rumored to have been named after the oak trees in the area. After all, the village was home to one of the most famous trees in Cyprus, the Royal Oak. Today, an enormous oak tree, a ‘sibling’ of the one uprooted years ago, confirms this tradition.

The centuries-old oak tree of Laneia is a protected tree that is over 800 years old. It is located in a quiet spot, north of the village, where its large size dominates over the wild vegetation.

Its impressive trunk has a diameter of 8.4 meters, and it reaches a height of 26 meters. Its branches, as impressive as the trunk, create rich shade all around the tree.

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The large hollow that was created on the tree’s eastern side is of particular interest.