Text and photos Tiit Hunt, www.rmk.ee
Estonian text published 30.08.2017
The Ruhnu Kuningapuu (King’s Tree) known as the Holma White Elm is believed to be somewhat more than 300 years old
White elm; Fluttering elm Künnapuu Ulmus laevis
According to legend more than three quarters of the 300 inhabitants of Ruhnu island died in the great plague of 1710. After the devastating plague two white elms were planted at the gate of the cemetery. One of them grows there even today.