Oak Slav
Species: Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 450 years
Region: Dębina, Lower Silesia region, Poland
The tree is a symbol of Polish identity. It pays homage to those who fought for centuries against the Germanisation of Silesia. The tree dates back to the Silesian Piast dynasty symbolized by the patriotic name Slav. The tree stands in the village of Dębina (meaning oak forest) whose inhabitants cherish it as a living symbol of their local community.
Photo: Tomek Pikuła
European Tree of the Year 2015
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4th 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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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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Major Oak
England, UK
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The Plane in Archar village
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Mulberry - The lighthouse of the history
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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