Podlešák's Elm

Podlešák's Elm, which stands in the hamlet Boubská, is one of the largest live elm trees in the country. It has an impressive girth of almost four metres and stands 22 metres tall at its crown, which makes it the second largest tree of its kind in the Prachatice District.

For this reason, it was declared a heritage tree at the end of 2008. The members of the Šumava (Bohemian Forest) chapter of the ČSOP played a major role in saving the tree from being felled, and are now taking care of it.

Thanks to the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme, an information panel could be installed beneath the tree in 2009 containing interesting information on elm trees in our latitudes. Visitors also find a wooden bench there, which provides a nice view of the surrounding countryside.

place:Boubská, District of Prachatice, South Bohemian Region
Way there:From Vimperk train station or from Boubská, following the yellow hiking trail markers. GPS: N 49°4.14402', E 13°47.60598'
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