The Thousand Year Old Lime
Species: Lime (Tilia platyphyllos)
Age: 650 years
Region: Tatobity, Liberec region, Czech republic
This tree is called “The Thousand Year Old Lime”, although it is probably a couple of centuries younger. It became a part of the community and it is pictured on the coat of arms and the flag of the village. A local chronicler remembers there was a wall around the tree when he was young and you could enter the tree hollow on a staircase and sit on a bench. In the 50’s a storm split the tree in half and a local craftsman reinforced the remains of the tree with metal bands. The rest of the tree lay untouched in Mr Sedlak’s garden until it rotted away - nobody dared to burn the wood.
Photo: Lenka Grossmannová{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2016
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2nd place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2016

The oldest tree of Bátaszék
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1st place 
The Thousand Year Old Lime
Czech republic
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Pear from Bošáca - Zabudišová
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3rd place 
The Oak of Bolko
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4th place 
Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
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5th place 
The oak from Danube park in Silistra
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6th place 
Tamme-Lauri oak
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7th place 
The Cubbington Pear Tree
England, UK
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8th place 
The Big oak of Liernu
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9th place 
The Suffragette Oak
Scotland, UK
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10th place 
Millennial Lime Tree of Heede
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11th place 
Weeping blue cedar
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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
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15th place 
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