Plane tree in Kozy
Species: London plane (Platanus acerifolia)
Age: over 200 years
Region: Kozy, Silesia, south Poland
Plane tree in the village Kozy (situated between the historical regions of Malopolska and Silesia) is more than 200 years old. Its huge trunk consisting of several ingrown seedlings standing in the middle of a manor park resembles a wind-rose. As a noble gift from previous generations and the anonymous gardener who planted the tree. The plane constitutes a symbol for those who engage actively in their community since people perish but trees stay to tell their story. The plane is a venue for local activities such as competitions, gatherings, concerts, sport and community events. It is a meeting point for couples in love and children. It is a focal point around which current community life revolves; exactly as it used to revolve centuries ago.
Photo: Klub Gaja{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2013
 
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2nd place 
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
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