Raudonė Castle Lime
Species: Small-leaved Lime (Tilia cordata Mill.)
Age: Unknown
Region: Raudonė Town, Jurbarkas District Municipality, Lithuania
Wonderful seven-trunk witness of serfdom
This small-leaved lime grows near the castle of Raudonė. There is a metal rod in between two of its trunks at a height of about 3 meters. According to legend, seven serfs were tied to the rod and beaten to death, and so the lime split into seven trunks from great pain. The trunk of the lime branches up into several trunks that split into two or more parts. The branches are like the hands of the tormented people, reaching up to 30 m height.
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European Tree of the Year 2019
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15th place 
Nominated by: Panemuniai Regional Park
National contest organizer: Lithuanian Arboricultural Center
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
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1st place 
The Abramtsevo Oak
Russian Federation
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2nd place 
Secular Holm Oak from Monte Barbeiro
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3rd place 
The bird-tree
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4th place 
Lime tree of Liberty
Czech Republic
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5th place 
Kneeling tree
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6th place 
The Pet-oak
The Netherlands
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7th place 
The Guardian of Great Moravia's secrets
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8th place 
Nellie's Tree
United Kingdom
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9th place 
The Our Lady Tree of Lummen
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10th place 
Gubec linden
Republic of Croatia
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11th place 
Elm of Navajas
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12th place 
The towering plane from Câmpeni
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13th place 
The venerable Turkey oak near Rani lug village
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14th place 
Raudonė Castle Lime
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15th place 
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