The Bonsai Oak in Begard
Species: pedunculate oak bonsai (Quercus robur "Bonzai")
Age: 100 years
Region: Begard, Brittany region, France
In France, Bretons are said to be stubborn. This beautiful Breton oak is a good example of stubborness as it grew up on the top of the old dovecote, for almost 100 years! Begard inhabitants and their mayor are so proud of their bonsai tree that they made it the symbol of the city. Proud, courage, stubborness… Hurray for the Bretons!
Photo: Louis Marie Preau{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2014
 
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6th place 
National contest organizer: Terre Sauvage
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

 
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