The Lime of the Old Country
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata)
Age: 400 years
Region: Bioul, Wallonia, Belgium
The storyteller lime
The lime tree of Vî Payîs (‘Old Country’) in Bioul, the largest small-leaved lime tree in the country, is one of the most outstanding trees in Wallonia. The roles that have been attributed to it, as nobility or a landmark, have died out over time. The fact that this tree has resisted all assaults and threats can only be understood as a collective desire to preserve it as a symbol or parcel of memory. It continues to be the subject of attention and admiration by the population.
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European Tree of the Year 2018
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12th place 
Nominated by: Municipality of Anhée
National contest organizer: Walloon Foundation for Habitats Conservation
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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