South Estonia

Tamme-Lauri oak - Estonia's largest oak tree

The Tamme-Lauri oak is Estonia's largest oak tree. It has a circumference of 8 m (measured at a height of 130 cm) and is approximately 800 years old. The trunk has been filled with reinforced concrete. 

The Tamme-Lauri oak was named after Laurits, the god of fire, who was said to live in the oak and bring misfortune, but also sometimes good to the surrounding farms. The farm located near the oak is also known as Tamme-Lauri. 

The Tamme-Lauri oak was featured on the back of the Estonian ten kroon banknote. 

Signs leading to the site of the oak tree are found along the Urvaste-Kanepi highway.  


South Estonia

Opening times

All year round

Round the clock


Tamme-Lauri, Urvaste küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond