Old Oak Tree at Sveti Petar

Category of protection: Individual tree protected as a natural monument
Year proclaimed: 1997
Tree species: downy oak (Quercus pubescens)
Tree age: estimated to be more than 400 years old
Location: Town of Cres (island of Cres)
Altitude: 250 m

A protected, individual tree specimen, the old oak tree near Sveti Petar is an icon. Numerous legends and tales have been spun around this tree. A storm in 2003 almost marked its demise, and to restore the tree’s stability threatened by a fissure in its truck, the crown of the tree had to be trimmed and rid of old branches.