TÜLIVERE, Kuusalu küla, Kuusalu vald, Harju maakond
The Tülivere sacred oak, a protected tree, is a sacred old tree which received food offerings in order to ensure bountiful crops and cattle as recently as the last century. Ancient Estonians considered the gap in the oak to be a place of reconciliation, which is how the tree received its name as ‘tüli’ means quarrel in Estonian.
The large oak is located on a hillock, close to the Tülivere brook. The giant tree features a unique gap similar to an arched door where a person can enter, almost without having to bend down. The dim interior of the tree’s cavity is the size of a tiny chamber, allowing two adults to stand up within.
The oak is located on private land, so it can only be visited during the daytime.
Tülivere oak is north from the Raja bus stop (on the left): walk 450 meters along the cycle and pedestrian track. When coming by car from Kuusalu, turn left from the Kuusalu–Leesi highway and in 50 meters, you will see a small parking lot (also suitable for buses). The oak is about 250 meters from the parking lot.