The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno
Species: Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis L.)
Age: over 500 years
Region: City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Republic of Croatia
A living witness to the past of Trsteno
The massive plane tree, the symbol of Trsteno, is a protected park architecture monument. Its beauty, size and age make it a popular tourist attraction. In the early 15th century, the sapling was brought from Constantinople by Captain Florio Jakob Antunov, who planted it next to a spring. The tree has survived all would-be conquerors - Turkish invaders, Napoleon’s army and Russian troops - thanks to the mild climate, the life-giving spring, and the care of the locals entrusted with its survival.
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European Tree of the Year 2018
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7th place 
Nominated by: Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas in Dubrovnik-Neretva County
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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