The Plane in Archar village
Species: Plane (Platanus)
Age: 51 years
Region: Village of Archar, Vidin Region, Bulgaria
The story of this tree is a story of a true friend. A friend who has stood for decades as a brave fighter, and a guardian of the people from the village of Archar. The plane is part of their life - an everyday witness of local events, an observer of activities organised by the Community Centre. Every year it greets first graders who enter the local school and bids goodbye to the graduating students. On Sundays it casts its friendly shadow over visitors to the weekly market. It attends the traditional "Ilinden" Archar Fair as a most renowned guest and also takes part in all festive events.
Photo: Miroslav Lyudmilov
European Tree of the Year 2015
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7th place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2015

Oak tree on a football field
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The great plane of Tata
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2nd place 
Poplar pollard of the Remolinar
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Oak Slav
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4th place 
The Opatovice Pine
Czech republic
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5th place 
Major Oak
England, UK
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6th place 
The Plane in Archar village
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7th place 
Mulberry - The lighthouse of the history
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8th place 
Lady's Tree
Scotland, UK
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9th place 
The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin
Wales, UK
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10th place 
The Nail tree
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The chestnut tree
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12th place 
Olive Tree from Canneto Sabino
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13th place 
Cedar of Lebanon
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14th place