9/08/2012

Arboretum Trsteno

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Arboretum Trsteno is located some 30 km north of Dubrovnik and it is the best known arboretum in Croatia.
 This is a place of incredible beauty and it is hard not to feel admiration and profound respect.

The arboretum was erected by the local noble family Gozze in the late 15th century, who requested ship captains
 to bring back seeds and plants from their travels. In 1962 the Arboretum Trsteno was registered in the list of 
protected natural monuments. The protected area covers around 255,000 square metres. 
The pride of the arboretum are two Oriental Planes located on the central market place of Trsteno. They are 
over 500 years old and are unique specimens of its kind in Europe. The ancient trees are both about 45/60 m 
tall and their trunks are 5 m in diameter.

It is hard to leave this place untouched in some way. Arboretum has inspired me to start a Herbarium, first one
after many years. :) It is truly a magical place and i am sure i will go back there as often as i can... 

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir



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