Plane tree in Eger
Species: London plane (Platanus acerifolia)
Age: 250 years
Region: Eger, Heves county, Hungary
Several remarkable tree species thrive in the environs of the Eger thermal spa: under the special climatic conditions they develop fast and grow high. From among these extraordinary trees an Eastern Sycamore was nominated in the contest. The legend has it that in 1552, during the successfully defended Turkish attack against the Eger castle the Turk army was directed from under this tree. Unfortunately the legend is not true, this tree was planted together with many others at the time when Karoly Eszterhazy was the bishop of the city (18th c.) The nominators are taking good care of all trees in the area with the help of fireworkers. The tree is protected since 1978.
Photo: Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation
European Tree of the Year 2013
 
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Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2013

 
Plane tree in Eger
 
Hungary
 
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Plane tree in Kozy
 
Poland
 
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King Oak
 
Ireland
 
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3rd place 
Lime Tree in the Nové Dvory Alley
 
Czech Republic
 
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Plane tree from Komjatice
 
Slovakia
 
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5th place 
The Mulberry and Walnut trees of Glushnik
 
Bulgaria
 
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6th place