The lime tree at Lipka
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Age: 800 years
Region: Lipka at Horní Bradlo, Pardubice region, The Czech republic
Lime Tree - Love that Lasts a Lifetime
The memorable tree grows by a road connecting the manor in Lipka and a former cemetery, now changed to a tomb of the original manor owners - the Kustoš family. The first manor was built in the 13th Century and the lime tree - now 800 years old - welcomed many people of Lipka to the world and saw them on their last journey as well. It is interesting that it has never been struck by a lightning. It is said that Jan Žižka camped under its branches and Jan Amos Komenský stayed here for a short period of time as well. It is also said that a couple that make love under the lime tree will share an everlasting love which will overcome all difficulties in life.
Photo: Tomáš Kubelka/Čarokraj.cz, Naděžda Gutzerová, Ludvík Plašil, Lenka Mitrenga
European Tree of the Year 2017
 
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3rd place 
National contest organizer: Nadace Partnerství
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2017

 
Oak Józef
 
Poland
 
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1st place 
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