European Tree of the Year 2021


We are searching for trees with the most interesting stories

Together for the Trees in Europe


The European Tree of the Year contest is part of a family of Tree of the Year contests across the continent - they are connected with the same purpose.

The purpose of the European Tree of the Year is to highlight the significance of old trees in the natural and cultural heritage that deserves our care and protection. Unlike other contests, the European Tree of the Year doesn't focus on beauty, size or age but rather on the tree's story and its connection to people. We are looking for trees that have become a part of the wider community.

Every year dozens or rather hundreds of thousands of people participate in the contest. The number of countries participating has increased from 5 to 16. Be a part of a pan-European family of tree protectors. Become our partners in other European countries. Together the topic of protecting trees  – bearers of genius loci – will become a topic of international debate.

Become a partner

European Tree of the Year


Involved countries in 2021

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Become a national organizer


Is your country not on the "European Tree of the Year" map yet?

Are you a well established national organisation supporting local communities and grass root initiatives?

Do you have the team, the capacity and the funding to organise a national contest in your country?

Contact us and we will send you detailed information about how to become a national organizer!


Nominate a tree in the Tree of the Year contest


Is your country on the “European Tree of the Year” map?

Contact your national organizer.

To be able to nominate a tree in your country, there must be a national organiser of the Tree of the Year.

If you know of an organisation that could be interested, drop us a line!


Every year, the European Tree of the Year voting brings

200 thousand people more aware of nature
attention and care for 14 trees
14 local communities united by one cause
14 countries proud of their natural heritage