The Oak Grot in Dęblin
Species: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: over 200 years
Region: Dęblin, Lublin voivodship, Poland
The oak Grot is considered to be the symbol of Deblin; the name of the town is derived from the word „oak” but also from the many oaks that used to grow there in the past. The oak is related to the XIX century history of the fortress in Dęblin, built by the Russian governor of the Congress Kingdom of Poland. In 1920 the oak was witness to the war of the Polish army led by Józef Piłsudski against the Bolsheviks; a war decisive to the lot of Europe. It is believed that the oak has the power of making wishes come true: you have to put left hand to the bole and say wish in a whisper.
Photo: Klub Gaja{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2012
 
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5th place 
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2012

 
The Old Lime Tree of Felsőmocsolád
 
Hungary
 
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1st place 
The Elm Tree from Căpeni (Köpec)
 
Romania
 
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2nd place 
The Wish Tree
 
Bulgaria
 
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3rd place 
Lime Tree in Lipany
 
Slovakia
 
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4th place 
The Oak Grot in Dęblin
 
Poland
 
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5th place 
Alley in Skalička
 
Czech Republic
 
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6th place 
Pistacia in Ghisonaccia (Haute-Corse)
 
France
 
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7th place