Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
Species: European beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Age: 175 years
Region: Hoppenrade (Plattenburg), Brandenburg, Germany
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.
Photo: CJD e.V., A. Gomolka
European Tree of the Year 2017
 
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16th place 
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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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