European Tree of the Year 2018


We are searching for trees with the most interesting stories

In the European Tree of the Year contest, we are searching for the tree with the most interesting story. The voting for European Tree of the Year finished on 28th February 2018.

The results were announced 21 March at our award ceremony in Brussels.

See the result.

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

Whistler cork oak tree
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1st place 
Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
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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
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4th place 
The Gilwell Oak
United Kingdom
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5th place 
Apple tree from Bošáca
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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
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8th place 
Walnut Tree in Kvasice
Czech Republic
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9th place 
Witches Spruce
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10th place 
Poplar Helena
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11th place 
The Lime of the Old Country
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12th place 
Oak from Cajvana
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13th place 

Rules of voting


Voting period: 1st February (00:00 CET) - 28th February (23:59 CET) 2018.

a person can only vote once using their personal e-mail address

The voter always selects two candidates for the European Tree of the Year and confirms the vote.

votes sent from disposable e-mail addresses are not allowed and will be cancelled

Environmental Partnership Association  reserves the privilege to check if an e-mail address is used in line with the rules of the competition and if it is not, to delete such a vote

in case the server gets overloaded with fraudulent votes, Nadace Partnerství, the organizer of the contest, reserves the privilege to stop the votes

Personal data (e-mail addresses) are only used to identify voters and will not be used for other purposes or disclose to third parties unless you have chosen to receive the newsletter.

Environmental Partnership Association, the organizer of the contest, reserves the right to stop voting or change the rules of voting.

Every year, the European Tree of the Year voting brings

230 thousand people more aware of nature
attention and care for 13 trees
13 local communities united by one cause
13 countries proud of their natural heritage

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