Voting takes place from 1 to 29 February 2016
Votes in the last week (from 23 to 29 February) are secret, meaning that preliminary vote counts will not be available on the web page. The results will be published here on 7 March. The prize will be awarded during a ceremony on 20 April in Brussels.
Rules of voting
Voting period: 1st February (00:00 CET) - 29th February (24:00 CET) 2016.
A person can only vote once using their personal e-mail address.
Votes sent from disposable e-mail addresses are not allowed and will be cancelled.
Environmental Partnership Association reserves the privilege to check if an e-mail address is used in line with the rules of the competition and if it is not, to delete such a vote.
By validating your vote you agree with providing your email address for the purpose of receiving the European Tree of the Year newsletter in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic and the European Union.
Environmental Partnership Association, the organizer of the contest, reserves the right to stop voting or change the rules of voting.
The Big oak of Liernu
The oak from Danube park in Silistra
The Thousand Year Old Lime
The Cubbington Pear Tree
Weeping blue cedar
Millennial Lime Tree of Heede
The oldest tree of Bátaszék
The Generation Tree
Northern Ireland, UK
The Peace Tree
The Oak of Bolko
The Suffragette Oak
Pear from Bošáca - Zabudišová
Survival at the cutting edge oak
About the contest
The European Tree of the Year contest originated in 2011. It was inspired by the popular Tree of the Year contest, which has been organised in the Czech Republic by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation for many years. The European round is a finale consisting of the winners of the national rounds.
The purpose of the European Tree of the Year is to highlight the significance of old trees in the natural and cultural heritage that deserves our care and protection. Unlike other contests, the European Tree of the Year doesn't focus on beauty, size or age but rather on the tree's story and its connection to people. We are looking for trees that have become a part of the wider community.
Every year dozens or rather hundreds of thousands of people participate in the contest. The number of countries participating has increased from 5 to 15. We are always looking for new partners in European countries, so that the protection of trees – bearers of genius loci – becomes a topic of international debate.
Do you care about trees? If the answer is yes...please help us to protect and care for them.
The contest is organised by