Poplar Helena
Species: Black poplar (populus nigra)
Age: 220 years
Region: Hel, Pomorskie province, Poland
'No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it' (Seneca the Younger).
Helena, a natural monument, stands in the most beautiful part of Poland, unique in Europe. The name of the poplar was not chosen randomly. It emphasizes the identity of the place it grows in. The tree has witnessed many events and transformations in the community of Hel. Its life is related to the drama of warfare and the heroic defence of Hel. Like the queen of the surrounding landscape, the poplar towers majestically along the path leading to the headland. For more information visit www.Helena.goHel.pl
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11th place 
Nominated by: City Hall of Hel and Secondary School in Hel
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja

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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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