Zechenter´s Garden Oak
Species: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 350 years
Region: Kremnica, Banská Bystrica region, Slovakia
The Oak Tree is the dominant feature of the historically and botanically important garden once belonging to doctor and writer Dr. Zechenter. The Oak is special for its age, size and shape of the crown. It has historical, cultural and aesthetic importance for the city. This majestic tree has been connected with the Austrian - Hungarian history of the ancient mining city known for mining gold, silver and minting coins. The garden was visited by Emperor Joseph II, eldest son of Maria Theresa according to the Chronicle. The Oak grows near the geographical center of Europe.
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European Tree of the Year 2014
 
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4th place 
National contest organizer: Ekopolis Foundation
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2014

 
The Old Elm
 
Bulgaria
 
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The Giant Wild Pear of Gödöllő
 
Hungary
 
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2nd place 
Wybicki Oak at Będomin
 
Poland
 
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3rd place 
Zechenter´s Garden Oak
 
Slovakia
 
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4th place 
The Guardian Oak of Višňová
 
Czech Republic
 
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5th place 
The Bonsai Oak in Begard
 
France
 
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6th place 
Niel Gow's Oak
 
Scotland
 
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7th place 
The Birr Castle Grey Poplar
 
Ireland
 
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8th place 
The Oak at the Gate of the Dead
 
Wales
 
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9th place 
The Tree of Perfect Gaiety
 
Italy
 
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10th place