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Weeping blue cedar , France

Photo: Emmanuel Boitier

The tree's story

Nestled in the heart of the arboretum “la Vallée-aux-Loups”, near the remains of Chateaubriand, the ancestor of all the weeping cedar stands enthroned majestically. 150 years ago, a nurseryman planted blue Atlas cedar. But a mutation appeared giving a weeping character that tree. Other specimens present in the world all come from cuttings or transplants performed from this single specimen. Spectacular when viewed from afar in the park, this blue Atlas cedar is even more surprising and impressive when we slide under its foliage which offers 700m2 of protection to its visitors.

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Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Pendula)

150 years

Hauts de Seine, France

48°46'24.000"N, 2°16'3.000"E

Nominated by:
Milan Presse – Terre sauvage

EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.

The Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation helps people take care of the environment. In 2002, it started the tradition of the Tree of the Year contest, a model that was later adopted by other European countries. The Foundation also seeks to involve people in tree planting programmes, in creating quality public spaces, in traffic calming initiatives, and in attracting sustainable tourism and cycling. It is located in the Open Garden Centre it has built in Brno, Czech Republic.

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