The Gilwell Oak
Species: Common oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 450 - 550 years (estimated)
Region: London, England, United Kingdom
The Gilwell Oak is synonymous with scouting
The Gilwell Oak is synonymous with scouting. It sits at the heart of Gilwell Park in Epping, the home of the scouting movement conceived by Robert Baden Powell. The towering oak was adopted by Powell as a neat analogy in 1929 for not only the growth of the scouting movement worldwide, which began with a small trial camp some 21 years earlier, but as a message to young scouts that big things are possible from modest starts.
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Nominated by: Caroline Pantling
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

 
The Lime of the Old Country
 
Belgium
 
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Sequoias from Yuchbunar
 
Bulgaria
 
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The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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Walnut Tree in Kvasice
 
Czech Republic
 
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Zengővárkony's survivor, the sweet chestnut
 
Hungary
 
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Witches Spruce
 
Lithuania
 
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Poplar Helena
 
Poland
 
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Whistler cork oak tree
 
Portugal
 
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Oak from Cajvana
 
Romania
 
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The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
 
Russian Federation
 
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Apple tree from Bošáca
 
Slovakia
 
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Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
 
Spain
 
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The Gilwell Oak
 
United Kingdom
 
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