Major Oak
Species: Pedunculate Oak (Quercus Robur)
Age: 800 - 1000 years
Region: Nottinghamshire, England, UK
The Major Oak is a pedunculate oak found in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. Around 800 years old, according to folklore its hollow trunk was used as a hideout by Robin Hood and his merry men. Today, the world famous tree weighs an estimated 23 tonnes, its trunk circumference is 33 feet (10m) and its branches spread to over 92 feet (28m). Because of its national importance, conservation measures to the tree have been carried out continually since 1908. Today, slender steel poles prop the sprawling limbs of this forest giant, which is visited annually by  thousands of people at Nottinghamshire County Council’s Sherwood Forest Country Park.
Photo: Nottinghamshire County Council
European Tree of the Year 2015
 
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6th place 
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust England
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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The great plane of Tata
 
Hungary
 
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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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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