Oak from Cajvana
Species: Common oak ( Quercus robur L.)
Age: about 750 years
Region: Cajvana Town, Suceava County, Romania
Born in troubled times
Local inhabitants believe that this tree dates from the time of the great Tatar invasion (1241), when all the people from the area died in battle. They would have been buried in a common pit, at the site of which this oak was planted. According to another legend, in 1476 Moldavian Prince Stefan cel Mare, accompanied by his soldiers, rested in the shade of this tree, where they were served with a fresh cheese - caș in Romanian,hence the name Cajvana.
Photo: Nicolae Robu{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2018
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13th place 
Nominated by: Nicolae Robu
National contest organizer: GEO-CARTEDD
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

Whistler cork oak tree
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Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
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2nd place 
The oak called "the Elder of the Belgorod Forests"
Russian Federation
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3rd place 
Zengővárkony's survivor, the sweet chestnut
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4th place 
The Gilwell Oak
United Kingdom
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5th place 
Apple tree from Bošáca
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6th place 
The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno
Republic of Croatia
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7th place 
Sequoias from Yuchbunar
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8th place 
Walnut Tree in Kvasice
Czech Republic
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9th place 
Witches Spruce
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10th place 
Poplar Helena
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11th place 
The Lime of the Old Country
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12th place 
Oak from Cajvana
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13th place 
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