Along the way near Gospinal is an old oak tree of about 8 meters high. From the old oak tree root suckers developed that grew into 7 new oak trees that encircle the old oak. These 7 oaks are called the “Seven brothers of Gospinal”.

A popular local folktale tells that the owner of this oak, a lawyer in Gospinal, had his office installed within the circle of trees. People came to him to ask legal advice or for help in disputes.

Another interesting footnote: in September 1904 the municipalities of Sart and Jalhay had a dispute over the direction of a road that should connect both villages. They held a meeting under this tree, where eventually the dispute was resolved and an agreement was reached.


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The seven brothers of Gospinal

  • Gospinal, Jalhay, Belgique