Survival at the cutting edge oak
Species: Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: Approx 65 years old.
Region: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
“When I was born what is now the National Botanic Garden was 7 starter farms. To earn pocket money at the age of 14 I was given the job of clearing an overgrown paddock. Armed with a scythe, I cleared vast tracts of it, until I developed an excruciating pain in my elbow and had to stop. On my return two days later, the farmer reminded me (though they hadn’t said before) not to cut down the oak tree in the paddock. So, but for my elbow, I would have destroyed this beautiful tree.” Terry Treharne
Photo: Holly Price
European Tree of the Year 2016
 
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14th place 
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust Wales
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2016

 
The oldest tree of Bátaszék
 
Hungary
 
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1st place 
The Thousand Year Old Lime
 
Czech republic
 
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2nd place 
Pear from Bošáca - Zabudišová
 
Slovakia
 
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3rd place 
The Oak of Bolko
 
Poland
 
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4th place 
Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
 
Spain
 
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5th place 
The oak from Danube park in Silistra
 
Bulgaria
 
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6th place 
Tamme-Lauri oak
 
Estonia
 
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7th place 
The Cubbington Pear Tree
 
England, UK
 
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8th place 
The Big oak of Liernu
 
Belgium
 
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9th place 
The Suffragette Oak
 
Scotland, UK
 
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10th place 
Millennial Lime Tree of Heede
 
Germany
 
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11th place 
Weeping blue cedar
 
France
 
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12th place 
The Peace Tree
 
Northern Ireland, UK
 
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13th place 
Survival at the cutting edge oak
 
Wales, UK
 
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14th place 
The Generation Tree
 
Ireland
 
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15th place