The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin
Species: Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Age: Over 200 years
Region: Powys, Wales, UK
Standing on a hill above Llanfyllin, this majestic Scots pine once dominated the skyline, watching over the town for over 200 years. Local people would visit it to carve their initials, propose marriage or scatter ashes. In February 2014 it was blown down in gales. But local people came together to tip over 30 tonnes of soil over the roots. The aim is to ensure that any intact roots can still function, allowing to tree to become a phoenix, continuing to live and grow but from a reclining position.
Photo: Emma Allen
European Tree of the Year 2015
 
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10th place 
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust Wales
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2015

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