The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
Species: English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 188 years
Region: Village Dubovoye, Dubovskoye rural settlement, Belgorod district, Belgorod region, Russian Federation
The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
This oak grows in an area of special environmental protection. It is a National Natural Heritage Monument that has witnessed many historical events. Under its crown there are public events and celebrations held. This tree is an object of special admiration for children. For them, the oak is a symbol of friendship, good health and memory of their ancestors. They hold flash-mobs there to form a heart around the tree to send waves of peace and kindness to all people of the planet.
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3rd place 
Nominated by: Forest management of Belgorod region
National contest organizer: Zdorovy Les, NPSA

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Portugal
 
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Spain
 
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2nd place 
The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
 
Russian Federation
 
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3rd place 
Zengővárkony's survivor, the sweet chestnut
 
Hungary
 
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United Kingdom
 
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Slovakia
 
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Republic of Croatia
 
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Sequoias from Yuchbunar
 
Bulgaria
 
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8th place 
Walnut Tree in Kvasice
 
Czech Republic
 
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9th place 
Witches Spruce
 
Lithuania
 
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10th place 
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Poland
 
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11th place 
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Belgium
 
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12th place 
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Romania
 
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13th place