Many people believe that this magical tree is full of magic and secrets. It is considered that it brings good luck, protect from enemies, spells and accidents, but it is, at the same time, very poisonous tree. It contains a poisonous alkaloid taxin.
Due to believes in secret powers of this really unusual tree, it is said that people have being planting it in front of the house, sewing it into clothes and made a jewelry that served as an amulet and protected them from evil.
Fascinating yew tree is located in the courtyard of late Kasim Bajric.
“The late Kasim told me in 90s that yew samples were carried to the analysis at the Institute of Forestry in Sarajevo in 1980. Results of the analysis then shown that the yew is 350 years old“, said Hidajet Hujic, a resident of Ljubovcici and author of the book “Historical dimension of municipality Hadzici“ in which he wrote about this tree.
“People from Dalmatia came here and offered a lot of money for this tree. I believe that they wanted to make boats. Also, residents of the village took branches and tried to plant it, but it couldn’t grow“, explained Bajric.