Zengővárkony's survivor, the sweet chestnut
Species: Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Age: 300 years
Region: Zengővárkony, Southern Transdanubia, Hungary
The 300-year-old survivor
Zengővárkony is famous far and wide for its ancient sweet chestnut-wood, which embraces the small village of 400 souls. Chestnut was the source of growth for the locals; therefore they lovingly cared for the trees. As centuries have passed, the tree has healed from crustal cancer, survived nationalization after the war and even once being set on fire in a cold winter. For the locals the 300-year-old chestnut tree is the symbol of continuity and its desire to live gives strength to them.
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Nominated by: Pécsváradért Foundation

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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