Whistler cork oak tree
Species: Cork Oak (Quercus suber)
Age: 234 years
Region: Águas de Moura, Alentejo, Portugal
The Whistler
The Whistler owes the name to the sound from countless birds that lay on its branches. Planted in 1783 in Águas de Moura, this cork oak has already been stripped more than twenty times. In addition to the contribution to the cork industry, it has huge relevance for ecosystem services and fighting climate change. With 234 years, the Whistler has been classified as "Tree of Public Interest" since 1988 and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records: "the largest cork oak in the world".
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European Tree of the Year 2018
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1st place 
Nominated by: UNAC - Union of the Mediterranian Forest
National contest organizer: UNAC - Union of the Mediterranian Forest
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

Whistler cork oak tree
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Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
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The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
Russian Federation
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3rd place 
Zengővárkony's survivor, the sweet chestnut
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The Gilwell Oak
United Kingdom
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5th place 
Apple tree from Bošáca
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The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno
Republic of Croatia
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Sequoias from Yuchbunar
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8th place 
Walnut Tree in Kvasice
Czech Republic
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9th place 
Witches Spruce
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Poplar Helena
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The Lime of the Old Country
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12th place 
Oak from Cajvana
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13th place 
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