Oak Józef

Number of votes: 17597

Wales, UK

The Brimmon Oak

Number of votes: 16203

Czech republic

The lime tree at Lipka

Number of votes: 14813


The Céron park saman

Number of votes: 7420

England, UK

The Sycamore Gap Tree

Number of votes: 7123

Northern Ireland, UK

The Holm Oak

Number of votes: 7101


The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church

Number of votes: 6670

Scotland, UK

The "Ding Dong" Tree

Number of votes: 6327


Plane tree from Budatin

Number of votes: 6022


Aprisquillo Pine

Number of votes: 5459


Russalka oak

Number of votes: 5317


The Village Lime Tree of Massemen

Number of votes: 5280


Stelmužė oak

Number of votes: 5245


The most beautiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square

Number of votes: 5132


Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees

Number of votes: 5096


Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade

Number of votes: 4763

About the contest

The European Tree of the Year contest originated in 2011. It was inspired by the popular Tree of the Year contest, which has been organised in the Czech Republic by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation for many years. The European round is a finale consisting of the winners of the national rounds.

The purpose of the European Tree of the Year is to highlight the significance of old trees in the natural and cultural heritage that deserves our care and protection. Unlike other contests, the European Tree of the Year doesn't focus on beauty, size or age but rather on the tree's story and its connection to people. We are looking for trees that have become a part of the wider community.

Every year dozens or rather hundreds of thousands of people participate in the contest. The number of countries participating has increased from 5 to 16. We are always looking for new partners in European countries, so that the protection of trees – bearers of genius loci – becomes a topic of international debate.

Do you care about trees? If the answer is yes...please help us to protect and care for them.


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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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