The great plane of Tata
Species: Oriental Plane (Platanus orientalis)
Age: 232 years
Region: Tata, Komárom-Esztergom county, Hungary
On the banks of the Old Lake of Tata, a sycamore tree has guarded the castle gate for 230 years. Along with several others the tree was brought from Versailles by a member of the Esterházy family. If it could speak the old plane would fill several books with stories about friendships, loves and artists inspired by the great sycamores. Mátyás Pribojszky the writer wrote the story of the Sycamore King, after he regained his writing skills thanks to the tree.
Photo: Platán Restaurant & Cafe
European Tree of the Year 2015
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2nd place 
National contest organizer: Ökotárs Alapítvány
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2015

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