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Service tree (sorbus domestica) in Murščak

Location: Murščak
Chest height circumference: 343 cm (2002)
Chest height diameter: 109.2 cm (2002)
Height: 17 m
Estimated tree volume: 8 m3
Estimated age: 200 let


SERVICE TREE (sorbus domestica), a tree kind similar to the pear tree, is a natural sight in Murščak. It is around 150 years old and its trunk circumference is the second largest in Slovenia. This tree is really a remarkable sight; it reminds the locals of their youth and encourages them to preserve similar natural monuments. Its fruits are pear-shaped and the tree itself resembles a pear tree with the difference being that the fruits are bitterer than pears. The fruits are also attributed healing powers, since jam made of this fruit helps heal numerous intestinal illnesses.

Lerha - Kobilščak
Kobilščak features the famous LERHA tree which has been standing for over 100 years. The tree has been hit by thunderbolts multiple times, but it still stands.

Modra kavčina (vitis vinifera varieteta sativa)

Maribor prides itself with a famous natural sight - the oldest vintage vine in the world which has already become an internationally established symbol of the city. The vine, also known as the old lady, of the vitis vinifera varieteta sativa or black velvet sort is between 375 and 400 years old. This sort is cultivated in Krško where it is used to produce the famous "cviček" wine. It took 14 years of arguments and authentications to officially recognize the Old vine from Lent as the oldest vintage vine in the world and as such it earned its place in the chapter of natural sights in the Guinness book of records 2004. Thus it became an important factor in promoting Slovenia and its viticulture and many claim it is also the symbol of all Slovenes.
From now on the members of the Klopotec-Kapela tourist Association and the whole viny vicinity can also pride themselves with an offspring of this vintage old vine.

The swamp frog or Rana arvalis (plavček) males in love literally turn blue every spring under the influence of hormones. These lovely amphibious animals are very rare in Slovenia, but they are far from being radioactive or dangerous; they are a sign of preserved flood forests and marshes.