Survival at the cutting edge oak
Species: Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: Approx 65 years old.
Region: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
“When I was born what is now the National Botanic Garden was 7 starter farms. To earn pocket money at the age of 14 I was given the job of clearing an overgrown paddock. Armed with a scythe, I cleared vast tracts of it, until I developed an excruciating pain in my elbow and had to stop. On my return two days later, the farmer reminded me (though they hadn’t said before) not to cut down the oak tree in the paddock. So, but for my elbow, I would have destroyed this beautiful tree.” Terry Treharne
Photo: Holly Price{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2016
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14th place 
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust Wales
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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The Oak of Bolko
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4th place 
Canicosa´s Pine-Oak
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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 
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