Vote for the European Tree of the Year 2017

Choose the two trees with the most interesting story and select them from the list. Then press the Vote and Donate / Vote button.

Why donate?

Voting takes place from 1 to 28 February 2017. Votes in the last week (from 22 to 28 February) are secret, meaning that preliminary vote counts will not be available on the web page. The results will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels, the 21st of March, where the winners will be awarded.

Shortlisted trees

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The Village Lime Tree of Massemen

Number of votes: secret


The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church

Number of votes: secret

Czech republic

The lime tree at Lipka

Number of votes: secret

England, UK

The Sycamore Gap Tree

Number of votes: secret


Russalka oak

Number of votes: secret


The Céron park saman

Number of votes: secret


Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade

Number of votes: secret


The most beauftiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square

Number of votes: secret


Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees

Number of votes: secret


Stelmužė oak

Number of votes: secret

Northern Ireland, UK

The Holm Oak

Number of votes: secret


Oak Józef

Number of votes: secret

Scotland, UK

The "Ding Dong" Tree

Number of votes: secret


Plane tree from Budatin

Number of votes: secret


Aprisquillo Pine

Number of votes: secret

Wales, UK

The Brimmon Oak

Number of votes: secret

Rules of voting


Help us organize the European Tree of the Year contest next year as well

European Tree of the Year Contest is a non-profit project that strengthens the relationship people have to trees. The project helps to discover trees as a part of our natural and cultural heritage and calls attention to the importance of preserving them.

Every donation counts!

Europe's got the Parthenon, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Neuschwanstein Castle, and the Sagrada Família—monuments of steel and stone that draw millions of tourists a year. Yet one competition [...] is intent on promoting the continent's greener historical attractions: its trees.

Katherine LaGrave, Condé Nast Traveler

The Tree of the Year strives to promote trees and their stories as natural monuments in the same way that UNESCO promotes world heritage sites. Be part of the family of tree lovers and support this initiative!

Every year, the European Tree of the Year voting brings


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.


Involved countries

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National contest organisers

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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