Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
Species: Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Age: Oak: 250 years, Pine: 130 years
Region: Canicosa de la Sierra, Castilla and León, Spain
This unusual model of coexistence is located in an old wooded pasture surrounded by oaks, and facing north towards the village of Canicosa. A pine seed left in the hole of an oak germinated and a small pine started to grow trying to find the light and soil. The pine, stronger and younger than the old oak, increases and accelerates the oak´s decrepitude.  This ephemeral whim of nature is a symbol of unity between the people of this land and their way of life, assuring sustainable use of the wood, mushrooms and toadstools, acorns… So, people love him and he’s a symbol for them.
Photo: José Cuesta{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2016
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5th place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2016

The oldest tree of Bátaszék
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The Thousand Year Old Lime
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Pear from Bošáca - Zabudišová
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The Oak of Bolko
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Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
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The oak from Danube park in Silistra
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Tamme-Lauri oak
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The Cubbington Pear Tree
England, UK
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The Big oak of Liernu
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The Suffragette Oak
Scotland, UK
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Millennial Lime Tree of Heede
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Weeping blue cedar
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The Peace Tree
Northern Ireland, UK
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Survival at the cutting edge oak
Wales, UK
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14th place 
The Generation Tree
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