Fluffy oak reservation from Daneş commune
The fluffy oak is a small local tree, with a wide crown and a crooked (winding) trunk. The name comes from the fact that its sprouts the acorn cap are very fluffy. In Romania, it forms rare forests, small groups or bushes in the plains and forest steppes, in almost all regions of the country. If you are lucky, around the fluffy oak you will also find cornelian cherry, a small tree with delicious fruits, especially when used to make jams and marmelades (in september) – its wood is the best to make a solid good traditional sticks or rods, used mainly by shepherds and elders.
The reservation is located near the village of Criş (Daneş commune, Mureş county), just 15 km away from Sighişoara.
Coordinates: 46°08′06″N 24°40′56″E
How to Visit:
• from Sighișoara, on national road DN14, direction Sibiu (Sighișoara – Daneș), then use county road DJ143, direction Criș, and from the village, on foot or by bike.
• from Sibiu - Mediaș, on national road DN14, direction Sighișoara (Mediaș - Daneș), then use county road DJ143, direction Criș, and from the village, on foot or by bike.
• from Sibiu – Agnita, on county road DJ106 (Sibiu – Agnita), then county road DJ143 (Iacobeni – Criș) and from the village, on foot or by bike.
• from Brașov – Rupea, use DN13 / E60 to Sighișoara (then head for Daneș – Criș) or use use DN13 / E60 to Rupea and then on county road DJ105A (Dacia – Jibert – Soarș), county road DJ104D (Bărcut – Retiș – Brădeni), national road DN14 (to Agnita), county road DJ143 (Iacobeni – Criș), and from the village, on foot or by bike
Hiking, cycling, horseback riding - free of charge - for guided tours, call Guides or local agencies.