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Oak Fabrykant became Tree of the Year in Poland in 2022!

 
26. 07. 2022 | By Kateřina Bolečková
Photo by: Klub Gaja
Oak Fabrykant from Łódź has won the 2022 competition Tree of the Year in Poland. 5559 people voted over the internet for the tree. It is one of the most original trees in Poland and showcase of the city. One of its branches is S shaped and over 20 m long which makes a huge impression on passers-by. In spring crowds of people who want to see its majesty in the sea of light blue flowers are attracted to it. In February 2023 oak Fabrykant wil represent Poland in the international contest European Tree of the Year!
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Meet Tree of the Year Organizers: Klub Gaja

 
08. 07. 2022 | By Kateřina Bolečková
Photo by: Klub Gaja
The national organizers are the most important partners for the existence of the competition itself and for this we are very grateful. We would be happy to introduce all of them in the coming months. We will start the series with the Polish organization Klub Gaja, which nominated Oak Dunin, winner of the European Tree of the Year 2022.
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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 | By Josef Jarý
Photo by: Tamme-Lauri oak - CC Loodushoiu Fond
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, keeping the heritage trees on more than 100,000 hectares. This is an area almost the size of Hiiumaa, which could accommodate more than five cities the size of Estonian capital City of Tallinn.
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Unexpected Lopping: An Unfortunate Update on the Romanian Tree of the Year

 
Despite many efforts to save it, the 200-year-old Romanian Tree of the Year has been cut.

Ancient garden ornaments for sale

 
Ancient olive trees in Spain are in jeopardy from being uprooted and sold off as garden ornaments to customers overseas. Customers are willing to pay up to 30,000 euros for one tree, depending on its size and age. Olive trees are relatively short ...

3 Billion Trees EU Pledge

 

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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If you have any queries about donating to the European Tree of the Year then please email us to ety@nap.cz.

1. Can I ensure my money goes to a specific tree?

No. Your gift to the European Tree of the Year will help to take better care of trees and landscapes in our neighbourhoods, in Europe. With your support we can empower the local communities and organizations to care for trees all over Europe. Part of your donations will specifically help care for and maintain the winning tree and its surrounding.

2. How much should I give?

The amount is up to you. You can decide to donate 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 EUR or more, monthly or one-off. For 25.000 EUR a year we can organise a contest which empowers organisations in 15+ European countries to run a national campaign on tree care and tree protection. Over the course of 50 years, a single tree can generate 28.250 EUR worth of oxygen, provide 56.000 EUR worth of air pollution control, recycle 33.500 EUR worth of water, and control 38.500 EUR worth of soil erosion. The investment to better care of trees pays back to everyone.

3. Why do we prefer people to make regular gifts rather than one-off donations?

Long-term donations are more cost effective. They enable us to plan for the future and ensure money is available where it is needed most. Regular gifts mean a consistent, predictable income so we can plan and budget better and, therefore, be more efficient. They give us the security and confidence to react to situations as they arise and the income to carry on with our work. More of your money goes to our work as they generate less administration and carry cheaper bank charges. There are also benefits for you - the donor. You can spread your donations over a period of time, so you pay less each month. A regular gift also provides you with the reassurance that you are actively helping to improve the care and the attention to trees.

4. Can I set up a Continuous Payment Authority online?

Yes, you can set up a regular gift for the amount of your choice. The amount you set is going to be withdrawn monthly from your card automatically until you cancel the subscription in the special form. For subscriptions with monthly payment, payment for the following month will be drawn on the same day of the month as the first payment.

5. Changing of payment card

If you wish to change the payment card, please send an e-mail to ety@nap.cz. We will then delete your card data. Once your card data has been deleted, we will send you a confirmation.

6. Is making a credit card donation online secure?

Making an online donation on our website www.treeoftheyear.org is completely safe. When you make a donation your web browser connects to a specially set-up secure server. Any personal information you enter onto our online donation pages is 'encrypted' before being sent to our card payment processor, SecurionPay. SecurionPay stores your information in a carefully controlled environment using industry standard practices. The Environmental Partnership Association is fully committed to protecting the security of your data and neither our staff nor volunteers have access to your card details.

7. Privacy policy

Environmental Partnership Association (EPA) – the organiser of the European Tree of the Year – collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address and name. This information is collected when you fill out a special form at the „thank you page“. If you leave us some information about yourself, we can send you our European Tree of the Year newsletters. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion. We strictly do not share this information with third parties. The Environmental Partnership Association is fully committed to protecting the security of your data and neither our staff nor volunteers have access to your card details.

In Brussels, January 15th, 2016
Michal Veselý, Managing Director

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

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