TRAVEL 18 June 2021 Hand figured tree under protection Posted By: administrator 0 Comment In the Hasankadı town of Bartın, the hornbeam tree, which has a hand figure on its trunk, was taken under protection by the Forestry Operations Department and a sign was hung. Zülkari Ceylan, a member of Hasankadı Municipality Council in Bartın, noticed the hand figure on a tree trunk while walking in the forest last year. The hand figure that Ceyhan photographed and shared on social media attracted great attention on social media. The Forestry Department has put a sign next to the tree stating that it is under protection. Hasankadı Mayor Şeref Emiroğlu said that many tourists come to the town to see the tree and pointed out that the plane tree is 400 years old. Emiroğlu added that apart from the hand-figured tree, the ‘hearted rock’ in the swallow waterfall is also worth seeing.