Russalka oak
Species: Common oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: about 100 years
Region: Tallinn, Harju county, Estonia
Oak of Russalka
A short distance from the statue of Russalka - erected to commemorate the sinking of this ship with its 178 Estonian and Russian seamen - stands an oak tree with a unique shape. These two symbols are located at a favourite meeting place in Tallinn. This large oak tree became an obstacle to urban development. But the local community spoke up to ensure that the graceful tree would be spared. Hopefully, the oak tree will keep connecting different people and cultures for centuries to come.
Photo: Pilot:Lauri Lokotar ja Cam:Kaido Kabral, Heiki Hanso
European Tree of the Year 2017
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National contest organizer: Arboristide Koda
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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