The Pet-oak
Species: Common oak (Quercus Robur)
Age: 180 years
Region: Breda, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands
The beloved, endangered ‘Pet-oak’
When highway A58 was constructed in 1986, numerous oaks on the Anneville Estate had to be cut down. This oak, in the centre reservation, was the only one left standing. Close to the Belgian border, it became a landmark for many drivers on their journey. The beloved oak is now threatened with felling, thanks to plans to broaden the highway which lead to widespread protests. Out of 12 nominated Dutch trees, the 'Pet-oak' won with an overwhelming majority.
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European Tree of the Year 2019
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7th place 
Nominated by: 10 friends of the Pet-oak
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds
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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