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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