Oak Vallonea of Tricase
Species: Vallonea Oak (Quercus ithaburensis macrolepis)
Age: 700 years
Region: Tricase, Puglia, Italy
A place of dreaming
The Vallonea Oak of Tricase is the oldest tree of its species in Salento, with an age of 700 years and a crown of 700 square metres. Candidate to become an UNESCO site, in 2000 the WWF elected it the Apulian symbol tree. In many legends, it is thought to be the "Oak of the hundred knights" because it is said that Frederick II met his army under it. For centuries it has contributed to the development of the local economy and is still a very important point of reference for its people, under the thoughtful care of its owner and local community.
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European Tree of the Year 2020
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16th place 
Nominated by: Giant Trees Foundation
National contest organizer: Giant Trees Foundation
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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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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