Poplar pollard of the Remolinar
Species: Black poplar (Populus nigra)
Age: 250 years
Region: Aguilar del Alfambra, Aragón, Spain
Pollarded poplars are the trees of the people. They are 'working trees', cultural trees. Medieval documents describe that leaf fodder (tree hay), wood fuel and limbs for building with, were obtained from these trasmochos (pollards). They are a large part of the cultural landscape and of the work of the farmers' lives.
Possibly the biggest concentration in Europe is in Aguilar del Alfambra where 4700 pollard polars can be found. In 2009, the first Pollard Poplar Festival was celebrated and this big and healthy poplar, was selected to symbolise 800 year of pollarding in the region. The tree shares a common history with local people and its origin tied to the landscape. 
Photo: Chusé Lois Paricio
European Tree of the Year 2015
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Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2015

Oak tree on a football field
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The great plane of Tata
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Poplar pollard of the Remolinar
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Oak Slav
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The Opatovice Pine
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Major Oak
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Mulberry - The lighthouse of the history
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Lady's Tree
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The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin
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The Nail tree
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The chestnut tree
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Olive Tree from Canneto Sabino
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Cedar of Lebanon
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