The Oak of Bolko
Species: Oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 1000 years
Region: Hniszów, municipality Ruda Huta, Lublin province, Poland
According to legend, the more than a thousand-year-old oak of Bolko is linked with the origins of the Polish State. It is believed that King Boleslaw Chrobry rested in the shadow of the tree during the campaign to Kiev in 1018. This majestic symbol of natural beauty is a source of pride for the region. The oak's name day party, known as Bolkowanie, is celebrated annually and attracts thousands of people to the municipality of Ruda-Huta, who admire the greatness and mightiness of this monumental tree.
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European Tree of the Year 2016
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4th place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2016

The oldest tree of Bátaszék
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The Thousand Year Old Lime
Czech republic
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Pear from Bošáca - Zabudišová
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3rd place 
The Oak of Bolko
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4th place 
Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
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5th place 
The oak from Danube park in Silistra
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6th place 
Tamme-Lauri oak
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7th place 
The Cubbington Pear Tree
England, UK
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8th place 
The Big oak of Liernu
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9th place 
The Suffragette Oak
Scotland, UK
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10th place 
Millennial Lime Tree of Heede
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11th place 
Weeping blue cedar
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12th place 
The Peace Tree
Northern Ireland, UK
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13th place 
Survival at the cutting edge oak
Wales, UK
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14th place 
The Generation Tree
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15th place