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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10th place 
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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1st place 
The Brimmon Oak
 
Wales, UK
 
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2nd place 
The lime tree at Lipka
 
Czech republic
 
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3rd place 
The Céron park saman
 
France
 
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4th place 
The Sycamore Gap Tree
 
England, UK
 
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5th place 
The Holm Oak
 
Northern Ireland, UK
 
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6th place 
The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church
 
Bulgaria
 
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7th place 
The "Ding Dong" Tree
 
Scotland, UK
 
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8th place 
Plane tree from Budatin
 
Slovakia
 
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9th place 
Aprisquillo Pine
 
Spain
 
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10th place 
Russalka oak
 
Estonia
 
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11th place 
The Village Lime Tree of Massemen
 
Belgium
 
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12th place 
Stelmužė oak
 
Lithuania
 
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13th place 
The most beautiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square
 
Hungary
 
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14th place 
Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees
 
Ireland
 
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15th place 
Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
 
Germany
 
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16th place