The Three-Legged Spanish Oak
Species: Holm oak (Quercus ilex)
Age: 1200 years
Region: Mendaza, Navarra, Spain
The oldest three-legged oak in the world
This oak is estimated at an approximate age of 1,200 years, which almost certainly makes it one of the oldest oaks in all of the Iberian Peninsula. It is also an emblem for Mendaza's neighbors. Its spectacular shape with a trunk that is completely hollow on the inside and supported only on three large legs, makes it very popular and the greatest landmark for all of the town's inhbitants. Many treat the tree much like a neighbour, making weekly trips up the mountain to “greet” him and ask questions as he is the oldest living thing in the town.
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European Tree of the Year 2020
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9th place 
Nominated by: Mendaza Council
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras
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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