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This is the "1000 years old limetree" (Tilia platyphyllos) - in German "Sommerlinde" - of the little village Blomberg-Reelkirchen in the Northeast of the federal state North Rhine Westphalia. It stands there at the graveyard besides the church which was built in the 12th century. It is said that it was planted when the construction of the church began.

It's 18 meters high, the circumference of the trunk is 840 centimeters and the diameter of it's crown is 21 meters.
The cantilevered branches are supported by backings and wire-ropes. The tree in all parts still is vital!
In the workshop you can see it's trunk in a closeup view.


Using the map view function at the left you can zoom in (click several times at +) exactly to the tree next to the church.

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