The Céron park saman
Species: Rain tree (Albizia saman)
Age: 300 years
Region: Le Prêcheur, Martinique, France
The Céron park saman
This saman, or rain tree, used to shelter coffee and cacao plantations. It comes from the Habitation Céron park (an old sugar plantation from the seventeenth century), and is registered as one of the largest trees in the Lesser Antilles. A protective tree, which itself is protected from the weather: it has survived all of the cyclones of the island, as well as a mortal volcanic eruption of the “Montagne Pelée” in 1902.
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Barret{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2017
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4th place 
National contest organizer: Terre Sauvage
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Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2017

Oak Józef
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1st place 
The Brimmon Oak
Wales, UK
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2nd place 
The lime tree at Lipka
Czech republic
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3rd place 
The Céron park saman
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4th place 
The Sycamore Gap Tree
England, UK
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5th place 
The Holm Oak
Northern Ireland, UK
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6th place 
The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church
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7th place 
The "Ding Dong" Tree
Scotland, UK
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8th place 
Plane tree from Budatin
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9th place 
Aprisquillo Pine
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10th place 
Russalka oak
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11th place 
The Village Lime Tree of Massemen
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12th place 
Stelmužė oak
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13th place 
The most beautiful plane tree of the Jászai Mari square
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14th place 
Hugh O’Flaherty’s Trees
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15th place 
Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
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16th place