Aprisquillo Pine
Species: Black pine (Pinus nigra)
Age: over 350 years
Region: La Adrada (Ávila), Spain
The giant of the valley
By the stream, in La Adrada, among clouds and mountains I find myself. I am a black pine, although everyone calls me "Aprisquillo". I grew huge, tall, strong and vigorous. I hear you coming and I know you come to see me. You embrace me and give me your hand, you surround me, you sit on my exposed roots, you talk and talk about my dimensions. Together, we remember past stories about fires and plagues which I have suffered. I enjoy in silence and smile. Here, I will be forever, as a guardian, waiting for you!
Photo: P. Nogueras, Excelentisima Diputación de Ávila
European Tree of the Year 2017
 
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National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2017

 
Oak Józef
 
Poland
 
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The Brimmon Oak
 
Wales, UK
 
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The lime tree at Lipka
 
Czech republic
 
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The Céron park saman
 
France
 
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The Sycamore Gap Tree
 
England, UK
 
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The Holm Oak
 
Northern Ireland, UK
 
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The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church
 
Bulgaria
 
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The "Ding Dong" Tree
 
Scotland, UK
 
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Plane tree from Budatin
 
Slovakia
 
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Aprisquillo Pine
 
Spain
 
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Russalka oak
 
Estonia
 
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The Village Lime Tree of Massemen
 
Belgium
 
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Stelmužė oak
 
Lithuania
 
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The most beautiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square
 
Hungary
 
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Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees
 
Ireland
 
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Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
 
Germany
 
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