Russalka oak, Estonia

Photo: Pilot:Lauri Lokotar ja Cam:Kaido Kabral, Heiki Hanso

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.
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Common oak (Quercus robur L.)

about 100 years

Tallinn, Harju county, Estonia

N 59 26.569, E 24 47.410

Nominated by:
Arboristide Koda

EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.

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