This means that it was already a small tree when the reformation came to Norway in 1537 and pilgrimages were prohibited. The tree has been an official Pilgrims Pine, and every year there is a special pilgrimage from the Veldre Church to the pine where a church service is held. This tree was originally granted protection back in 1918. The pine is situated on the ground of Tokstad farm.
The Tokstad pine tree (Tokstadfurua) is situated at Prestvegen (the priest´s road) and dates from 1516.