European Tree of the Year 2018

 

We are searching for trees with the most interesting stories

Who are the winners?

 

In the European Tree of the Year we are searching for the tree with the most interesting story.

The votes for the European Tree of the Year 2018 are in!

The winners are:


1 - Whistler cork oak tree, Portugal
2 - Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey, Spain
3 - The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests" , Russian Federation

Congratulations!

We look forward to your participation next year.

2018 European Tree of the Year Award Ceremony

 

Award ceremony 2018

 

The winner of the European Tree of the Year 2018 was unveiled in Brussels on March 21 to mark the International Day of Forests under the auspices of MEP Pavel POC, vice-chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament. The evening was moderated by Natalie Pauwels and Ladislav Miko from the European Commission, accompanied by the special presence of Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General for Environment, and Janez Potočnik, former European Commissioner for the environment.
 

The celebration, which was attended by 200 participants, crowned the 200-year-old Whistler Cork Oak from Portugal as the winner. The award ceremony was organized by the Environmental Partnership Association and the European Landowners’ Organization, which aims to support activities that protect the environment, with support from TetraPak, the South Moravian Region, and Mendel University in Brno.

You can download the press release HERE.

Award Ceremony photos

 

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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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 
 

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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