08 Bohušov – a memorial tree CZ/PL

Type of cache: traditional, difficulty: 2, Terrain: 1,5, size: micro

The cache is a part of 10 caches series,  the tour for interesting places of Czech – Polish bordering regions. The final 10th cache “A Krnov treasure” you get when you put the numbers into coordinates which you find in previous caches or you can get them by accomplishing the task at the cache places. A small present is ready for first ten final cache finders. The rest of you, do not feel sad,  you may also take a present – a CWG, until depleted




An oak nearby Bohušov      

At the end of the village, just behind the narrow-gauge railway crossing towards Hrozová, a memorial oak tree  is located. Its stem height is 22 m.


An oak (Quercus robur), in Czech language called “křemelák”, is a massive broadleaf tree of a beech family. Naturally, it occurs in Europe, Asia Minor, Caucasus and some areas of Noth Africa.  The range of  occurrence is from lowlands to foothills, where it may form oak woods or it grows as a solitaire. As it grows in forests, it easily looses its bottom branches.



The treetop is very mighty, irregular and burly, elongated towards the top.


“Křemelák” blooms in April or May. The fruit is an acorn (a monospermous achene) sitting in a goblet. The peduncle is long from 3 to 7 cm.


The oak may reach the length of 45 m. It is able to grow up in almost any type of soil, a sandy and wet clayey soil included. Its roots are very deep and may be linked with a groundwater. This is the reason why this tree suffers from a lightning strike more often than other trees. It is highly wind resistable. It accepts better climate changes than durmast oak.




About the cache

This cache is a part of 10 caches, within you search for numbers or complete tasks to put them into a formula to find the last cache. This time, your task is to measure the tree circumference. The result round off to whole meters = S.

More information you can find here.


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