Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade
Species: European beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Age: 175 years
Region: Hoppenrade (Plattenburg), Brandenburg, Germany
Our climbing beech in Hoppenrade - A champion among us
In the meadow behind our school stands a large and old beech. It is part of us and symbolizes strength, cohesion, vitality, faith and the transfer of knowledge. Under her crown we hold classes in the open air and it’s a place for our devotions. In the spring we can observe sprouting buds, in the summer it gives shade, in the autumn we rage about the sea of leaves, in the winter we build a snowman near to the trunk. All pupils and staff admire, maintain and protect our old beech.
Photo: CJD e.V., A. Gomolka{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2017
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16th place 
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2017

Oak Józef
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The Brimmon Oak
Wales, UK
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The lime tree at Lipka
Czech republic
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The Céron park saman
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The Sycamore Gap Tree
England, UK
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The Holm Oak
Northern Ireland, UK
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The venerable sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church
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The "Ding Dong" Tree
Scotland, UK
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Plane tree from Budatin
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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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Stelmužė oak
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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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