Mustahamba Oak

Mustahamba Oak is a healthy and viable tree with a beautiful spreading top. Its trunk is covered with crosses cut in the bark to denote dead villagers buried in the graveyard. The girth of the tree is 6.65 m and height 25 metres. Its name is derived from the name of Mustahamba farm (presently Suure-Tamme farm), as the tree is growing on its land. Mustahamba Oak has inspired Günther Reindorff, an Estonian graphic artist who has used it in his works.

Features and amenities

Location

Mustahamba tamm, Mustahamba küla, Haanja vald, Võru maakond

Getting there

Drive from Haanja to the village of Ruusmäe, follow the signs and drive about 4.8 km towards Rõuge. The oak is situated at the right side of the road.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • By excursion bus

Coordinates

57°39'2''N 27°1'15''E | Download GPX file