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
 
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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