Elderberry Tree
Species: Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Age: 200 years
Region: Rzeszów, Podkarpackie Province, Poland
Magic of nature
Sometimes there are peculiar things in our world. One of them is the 200-year-old elderberry tree growing in the center of Rzeszów. Usually elder is a shrub, so its tree-like form is a unique phenomenon. Centuries ago elderberry was considered by the Slavonic and Germanic nations as a sacred gift of nature. Even though our relationship with nature is no longer as strong as it used to be, residents spent a long time fighting to protect and preserve the beauty of this unusual tree.
Photo: Halina Sikora{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2020
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12th place 
Nominated by: Halina Sikora
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2020

Guardian of the Flooded Village
Czech Republic
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1st place 
Ginkgo from Daruvar
Republic of Croatia
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2nd place 
Lonely Poplar
Russian Federation
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3rd place 
The Witch Tree
The Netherlands
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4th place 
Multisecular Fir Tree - Guardian of Cibin
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5th place 
The Chestnut Tree from Vales
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6th place 
The Allerton Oak
United Kingdom
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7th place 
The Freedom Tree in Kaposvár
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8th place 
The Three-Legged Spanish Oak
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9th place 
Precious Sorb Tree
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10th place 
The Multisecular Beech of Saint-Jammes
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11th place 
Elderberry Tree
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12th place 
Witch’s Yew Tree
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13th place 
The Venerable Oak in Novo Selo Village
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14th place 
The Tree of Freedom
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15th place 
Oak Vallonea of Tricase
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16th place 
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