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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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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