The mighty chestnut tree

Mogočni kostanj Čolnica

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The mighty chestnut tree can be found in the village of Čolnica in the vicinity of a marked path from Gorenja vas at Kanal towards Lig. The shortest access to the tree is from the turn under Čolnica (here, the road crosses the aforementioned path) where it is possible to park your car. The path to the chestnut takes only a few minutes and is marked with information boards. The chestnut tree in Čolnica is the thickest ever known chestnut tree in the north Primorska. It is interesting mainly due to its easy access and beautiful location. The tree is poorly vital, has lots of dry branches and cavities that give shelter to numerous animals (including the owls).