The lime tree at Lipka
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Age: 800 years
Region: Lipka at Horní Bradlo, Pardubice region, The Czech republic
Lime Tree - Love that Lasts a Lifetime
The memorable tree grows by a road connecting the manor in Lipka and a former cemetery, now changed to a tomb of the original manor owners - the Kustoš family. The first manor was built in the 13th Century and the lime tree - now 800 years old - welcomed many people of Lipka to the world and saw them on their last journey as well. It is interesting that it has never been struck by a lightning. It is said that Jan Žižka camped under its branches and Jan Amos Komenský stayed here for a short period of time as well. It is also said that a couple that make love under the lime tree will share an everlasting love which will overcome all difficulties in life.
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European Tree of the Year 2017
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3rd place 
National contest organizer: Nadace Partnerství
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 
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