Oak Józef
Species: English oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 650 years
Region: Wiśniowa, Podkarpackie province, Poland
Oak Józef – a tree with history
The special history of Oak Józef is linked to the place where it is growing. The Mycielski family was so charmed by the beauty of the area that they bought a mansion there. The mansion became a cultural and intellectual centre of the region. During WWII the oak became shelter for a Jewish family hiding from the Nazis. Also the oak’s image was printed on Polish 100 złoty bill. Presently oak Józef is admired by many visitors and serves as model for photos and paintings.
Photo: Rafał Godek
European Tree of the Year 2017
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National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2017

Oak Józef
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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
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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
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The "Ding Dong" Tree
Scotland, UK
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Plane tree from Budatin
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Aprisquillo Pine
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Russalka oak
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The Village Lime Tree of Massemen
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Stelmužė oak
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The most beautiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square
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Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees
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Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
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