Kannenieki pine

Fantastic pine in Valka district, Jerceni municipality, on the land of Kannenieki farm. It reached girth of 7 m and is the largest known pine in Latvia! According to old agreement between the owner of Jerceni manor and the owner of Kannenieki farm the latter was not allowed to cut the pine. Owner of Kannenieki received one golden rouble per year - as a cost for the land area taken by pine. Pine was used as a firewood during the II World War.

Picture by unknown author, circa 1925.