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European Tree of the Year

 

We are searching for trees with the most interesting stories

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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.

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Voluntary protection of heritage trees able to cover an area the size of Hiiumaa island in a month
22/6/2022
 

Voluntary protection of heritage trees able to cover an area the size of Hiiumaa island in a month

In a month, 139 landowners have joined the call of the Loodushoiu Fond, the Estonian Private Forest Union and the Luua Forestry School to notice and preserve the heritage trees on their properties,...

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20/06/2022
 

The "Keep Heritage trees" initiative invites landowners to keep heritage trees

Loodushoiu Fond, Estonian Private Forest Union and Luua Forestry School invite all Estonian landowners to notice and preserve heritage trees and join the voluntary initiative.

New campaign to give the UK’s ancient trees legal protection
15/6/2022
 

New campaign to give the UK’s ancient trees legal protection

The Woodland Trust has launched a petition calling for legally protected status for the UK’s oldest and most important trees – our living legends. The UK’s ancient trees are inte...

Let us breathe the green lungs of Europe. Every tree matters!

 

Trees are essential for our life and an important link between past, present and future. They temper the summer heat, help us take a deep breath and stabilize the climate. Therefore, we should protect and care for them.

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What have we already achieved thanks to your generosity?

 
 
Organised 11 years of the competition
 
Involved 1.100 communities supporting their favourite trees
 
Reached 3.3 millions voters across Europe and beyond
 
Built our own project, which currently involves 16 European countries

Every year, the European Tree of the Year voting brings

 
300 thousand people more aware of nature
 
attention and care for 16 trees
 
16 local communities united by one cause
 
16 countries proud of their natural heritage
 
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