The linden tree of Szatta

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The age of this very old linden tree at the edge of the village Szatta is estimated at 400 years and its origin has been traced back to the times of the country’s Turkish occupation. Legend has it that a woman fleeing from the rage of the Turks with her child had broken a twig off a linden tree and stuck it into the ground for posterity. The little twig had been blessed with life and vitality, taken root and grown into the miraculously old tree we see today. In 2015 it ranked 2nd in the Tree of the Year competition.