Bolko Oak In Hniszów
The biggest and one of the oldest oaks in the Lubelskie Voivodeship, stands almost 30 metres tall, with a crown circumference of almost 30 metres, and 9 metres in circumference of the trunk. Its name, Bolko, is supposed to commemorate Bolesław Chrobry, who roamed these territories with his armies in the beginning of the 11th century, in his marches to invade and plunder Kiev.
The oak, which is approximately 500 years old, is situated in a park, which used to belong to a manor located in Hniszów, on the Bug River. The park contains more monumental trees, including five other great oaks. There is a historical and educational path “Bolko”, leading through the park (1.2 kilometres, approx. 30 minutes). In the summer, a sports-recreational festival is organised in the park under the name “Bolkowanie w Hniszowie”, paired with a culinary contest and a fair “Nadbużanska Akademia Smaku”, as well as a kayak trip down the Uherka River, one of tributaries of the Bug.