Cedar of Lebanon
Species: Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)
Age: 15 years
Region: Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
I planted this cedar of Lebanon tree on my 50 acre woodland in memory of my late wife Mary. She was a great support over our 45 years together and she is a great loss in my life. I am now in my 82nd year and when asked if I have any regrets about my life’s work I always say yes, I have two regrets: That I didn’t know more about trees as a teenager, and that I didn’t plant twice as many. It is my firm belief that if young people could get an interest in nature and wildlife they will never be bored.
Photo: Jim Hynes
European Tree of the Year 2015
 
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14th place 
National contest organizer: Just Forests (Matt Fogarty)
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2015

 
Oak tree on a football field
 
Estonia
 
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1st place 
The great plane of Tata
 
Hungary
 
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2nd place 
Poplar pollard of the Remolinar
 
Spain
 
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3rd place 
Oak Slav
 
Poland
 
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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
 
Bulgaria
 
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7th place 
Mulberry - The lighthouse of the history
 
Slovakia
 
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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
 
Belgium
 
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11th place 
The chestnut tree
 
France
 
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12th place 
Olive Tree from Canneto Sabino
 
Italy
 
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13th place 
Cedar of Lebanon
 
Ireland
 
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14th place