Plane tree from Komjatice
Species: London plane (Platanus acerifolia)
Age: 140 years
Region: Komjatice, Nitra region, south-western Slovakia
The plane tree grows in the village of Komjatice in the south-western part of Slovakia in the Nitra region. It is said to be the biggest tree in Slovakia nad one of the seven biggest living organisms in Europe. It used to be a part of the park surrounding the local castle, summer house of the Grassalkovic family. The park resembled a floodplain forest. During the renovation of the castle between 1852 and 1872, the premisses were rebuilt into a park. This is probably when the plane tree was planted, it is provable it is at least 140 years old. The plane is the most important part of the local natural heritage of Komjatice. A life-size picture of a part of the trees drawn by local childern decorates the local school. The word "plane" is also a part of many of local civic and cultural organisations.
Photo: Ekopolis Foundation{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2013
 
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5th place 
National contest organizer: Ekopolis Foundation
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2013

 
Plane tree in Eger
 
Hungary
 
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1st place 
Plane tree in Kozy
 
Poland
 
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2nd place 
King Oak
 
Ireland
 
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3rd place 
Lime Tree in the Nové Dvory Alley
 
Czech Republic
 
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4th place 
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