Sequoias from Yuchbunar
Species: Sequoia gigantea
Age: 130 years
Region: Village of Bogoslov, Yuchbunar site, region of Kyustendil, Bulgaria
The magnificent sequoas near Bogoslov village
3 magnificent giant sequoias are located near the village of Bogoslov in Kyustendil. They are part of a naturally formed sequoia forest and are a natural phenomenon. Sequoia seeds were first brought to Bulgaria by the renowned forester Yordan Mitrev at the end of the 19th century. These are the oldest and tallest sequoia trees in Bulgaria. They have an important place in the history of forestry. Many people from the region and the country would visit the site to hug the trees and benefit from their energy.
Photo: Tourist Association Osogovo, town of Kyustendil{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2018
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8th place 
Nominated by: Tourist Association Osogovo, town of Kyustendil & Jivko Konstantinov, TV reporter, Sofia
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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