Wybicki Oak at Będomin
Species: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 400 years
Region: Będomin, Pomorskie voivodship, Poland
The tree grows near a mansion where Polish national anthem composer Józef Wybicki was born, now housing the Museum of the National Anthem. The ancient oak tree has witnessed entangled lives of Polish and German families involved in Poland's history over the past four centuries. It is here that Józef Wybicki, as a boy, frequently accompanied his father on household duties. For the local community, the tree is not just a natural monument but a representation of Cassubian land and token of Polish identity.
Photo: Tomek Pikuła{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2014
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3rd place 
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
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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