Sequoias from Yuchbunar
Species: Sequoia gigantea
Age: 130 years
Region: Village of Bogoslov, Yuchbunar site, region of Kyustendil, Bulgaria
The magnificent sequoas near Bogoslov village
3 magnificent giant sequoias are located near the village of Bogoslov in Kyustendil. They are part of a naturally formed sequoia forest and are a natural phenomenon. Sequoia seeds were first brought to Bulgaria by the renowned forester Yordan Mitrev at the end of the 19th century. These are the oldest and tallest sequoia trees in Bulgaria. They have an important place in the history of forestry. Many people from the region and the country would visit the site to hug the trees and benefit from their energy.
Photo: Tourist Association Osogovo, town of Kyustendil
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Nominated by: Tourist Association Osogovo, town of Kyustendil & Jivko Konstantinov, TV reporter, Sofia

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

 
Whistler cork oak tree
 
Portugal
 
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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