Apple tree from Bošáca
Species: Apple tree (Malus domestica, Borkh.)
Age: 120 years
Region: Bošáca, region Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia
An apple tree that doesn’t give up
The old apple tree is a monument of fruiterers, whose trees grow and bear fruit for over a hundred years. It is a little known, rare and today almost forgotten regional variety. Today, the tree has a beautiful, scarred trunk. But despite its damage, it has an amazing inner vitality. It always blooms richly in the spring and provides an extremely rich harvest of apples in autumn, which lasts until the next summer. When we sit down in its shadow, we can learn from it how to never give up and face life's challenges.
Photo: Martin Babarík
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6th place 
Nominated by: Tatiana Helíková
National contest organizer: Slovak Environmental Partnership Foundation

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

 
Whistler cork oak tree
 
Portugal
 
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1st place 
Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
 
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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4th place 
The Gilwell Oak
 
United Kingdom
 
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5th place 
Apple tree from Bošáca
 
Slovakia
 
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6th place 
The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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7th place 
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 
Poplar Helena
 
Poland
 
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11th place 
The Lime of the Old Country
 
Belgium
 
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12th place 
Oak from Cajvana
 
Romania
 
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13th place