The Giant Wild Pear of Gödöllő
Species: Wild pear (Pyrus pyraster)
Age: 280 years
Region: Gödöllő, Pest county, Hungary
One of the oldest and highest wild pear trees in Hungary, still bearing fruit lives in the Botanical Garden of Gödöllő. It is 20 metres high and it's girth is 3 metres. In the 18th century count Grassalkovich planted one thousand wild pear trees, as he had found shelter from such a tree when running away from a wounded wild in the past. They say that Kossuth wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1849 under this tree but it is called the tree of lovers as well, as count Andrássy met and fell in love with Queen Sissy here.
Photo: Gábor Takács{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2014
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2nd place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2014

The Old Elm
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1st place 
The Giant Wild Pear of Gödöllő
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2nd place 
Wybicki Oak at Będomin
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3rd place 
Zechenter´s Garden Oak
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4th place 
The Guardian Oak of Višňová
Czech Republic
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5th place 
The Bonsai Oak in Begard
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6th place 
Niel Gow's Oak
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7th place 
The Birr Castle Grey Poplar
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8th place 
The Oak at the Gate of the Dead
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9th place 
The Tree of Perfect Gaiety
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10th place 
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