Apple tree from Bošáca
Species: Apple tree (Malus domestica, Borkh.)
Age: 120 years
Region: Bošáca, region Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia
An apple tree that doesn’t give up
The old apple tree is a monument of fruiterers, whose trees grow and bear fruit for over a hundred years. It is a little known, rare and today almost forgotten regional variety. Today, the tree has a beautiful, scarred trunk. But despite its damage, it has an amazing inner vitality. It always blooms richly in the spring and provides an extremely rich harvest of apples in autumn, which lasts until the next summer. When we sit down in its shadow, we can learn from it how to never give up and face life's challenges.
Photo: Martin Babarík{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2018
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6th place 
Nominated by: Tatiana Helíková
National contest organizer: Slovak Environmental Partnership Foundation
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2018

Whistler cork oak tree
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1st place 
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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