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A clone of “Andrew’s linden tree” planted in front of the parish church in Kneginec

A clone of “Andrew’s linden tree” planted in front of the parish church in Kneginec

Andrija's linden tree in Gornji Kneginac is a monument of park architecture as an individual tree. during 2022. In 2001, employees of the Croatian Forest Research Institute collected vegetative shoots (the so-called nobles) from the tree andrija's linden tree. By grafting the nobles onto the already prepared substrates, a tree of the same genetic characteristics as the mother tree from which the nobles were collected was obtained, which will preserve the genes of "Andrew's linden" for generations to come.

Andrija’s linden tree in Gornji Kneginac is a monument of park architecture as an individual tree.
during 2022. In 2001, employees of the Croatian Forest Research Institute collected vegetative shoots (the so-called nobles) from the tree andrija’s linden tree. By grafting the nobles onto the already prepared substrates, a tree of the same genetic characteristics as the mother tree from which the nobles were collected was obtained, which will preserve the genes of “Andrew’s linden” for generations to come.

Numerous trees derived from the gene “Andrew’s linden tree”, were planted in the gardens of the local population, which showed the importance of this historical, status symbol, which represents a kind of tourist potential.

 

[Ivan Mauritius (Mavro) pl. Končić (17511812). He was born on April 14, 1751 in Marinci, the parish of Mihovljan in Hrvatsko Zagorje, in the family of Ivan and Ana r.pl. Evening. He entered the order of St. Peter. Paul of the Croatian Province and as a rhetor took his religious vows on October 22, 1773. In the Varaždin monastery he served as a preacher. With the abolition of the Pauline Order, in 1786, as a former Paulin (ex-paulin), he began work on the parish. On September 19, 1789, Bishop Vrhovac appointed him the first parish priest of the newly established parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Kneginec. Until the end of his life, he held this office and on September 17, 1812 in Kneginac, he died and was buried at the small gate on the left side of the parish church, part of the church porch].

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