Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade, Germany

Photo: CJD e.V., A. Gomolka

Our climbing beech in Hoppenrade - A champion among us

In the meadow behind our school stands a large and old beech. It is part of us and symbolizes strength, cohesion, vitality, faith and the transfer of knowledge. Under her crown we hold classes in the open air and it’s a place for our devotions. In the spring we can observe sprouting buds, in the summer it gives shade, in the autumn we rage about the sea of leaves, in the winter we build a snowman near to the trunk. All pupils and staff admire, maintain and protect our old beech.
Number of votes: 4763


European beech (Fagus sylvatica)

175 years

Hoppenrade (Plattenburg), Brandenburg, Germany

N 53 02.106, E 12 03.488

Nominated by:
Deutsche Dendrologische Gesellschaft e.V. (DDG)

EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.

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