The oak from Danube park in Silistra
Species: Common Oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 105 years
Region: Silistra, Bulgaria
This oak tree is the oldest one in the oldest city park in Bulgaria – the Danube Park of Silistra. The Old Oak as it is commonly known to everyone around, was planted back in 1910. The Danube Park itself was created in 1870. In 1991 it was designated as a natural monument of national importance. The oak tree has a central place in our daily lives and it is always surrounded by many people, who take from its energy for life.
Photo: Nevyana Marinova
European Tree of the Year 2016
 
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6th place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2016

 
The oldest tree of Bátaszék
 
Hungary
 
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The Thousand Year Old Lime
 
Czech republic
 
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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