Today at 10.43 am Dubrovnik Firefighters got an information that famous tree in front of Arboretum Trsteno, amazing Oriental Plane Tree is on fire.
Three vehicles and six firefighters went to distinguish the fire, according to the information of Dubrovnik Firefighters.
The Oriental Plane Tree located on the central market place of Trsteno is over 500 years old and is around 50 metres tall. As one of the oldest trees in Croatia it was a candidate for European Tree of the year in 2018.
UPDATE: The cause of fire was the burning of weeds on the location near the tree. Because of the wind, a spark flew and got caught on the rotten branch. The fire left less damage then expected. The tree was treated with biologically harmless foam to completely end the fire and ensure safety.
Photos by Dubrovnik Firefighters