Ancient elms of Cabeza Buey
Species: Elm (Ulmus minor)
Age: 450 years
Region: Cabeza Buey, Badajoz, Spain
Templars Elms
These 7 ancient elms are considered the last representation of the urban olmedas of Extremadura. Despite the threat of Dutch elm disease(a disease that has killed more than 1 million trees in Spain and more than 1 billion in the world) these trees have managed to remain standing, presiding over the surroundings of the hermitage of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Belen, of great artistic historical value and with Templar origins. In this area an old pilgrimage has been celebrated since the year 1650.
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European Tree of the Year 2018
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2nd place 
Nominated by: Cabeza Buey Council
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras
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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