The Lime of the Old Country
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Age: 400 years
Region: Bioul, Wallonia, Belgium
The storyteller lime
The lime tree of Vî Payîs (‘Old Country’) in Bioul, the largest small-leaved lime tree in the country, is one of the most outstanding trees in Wallonia. The roles that have been attributed to it, as nobility or a landmark, have died out over time. The fact that this tree has resisted all assaults and threats can only be understood as a collective desire to preserve it as a symbol or parcel of memory. It continues to be the subject of attention and admiration by the population.
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We will announce the final result on the 21st March in Brussels.
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Nominated by: Municipality of Anhée
National contest organizer: Walloon Foundation for Habitats Conservation

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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