Ancient Oak from Drnava
Species: Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 700 years
Region: Drnava, Rožňava district, Slovakia
Ancient oak from Little Pest
The old oak is located next to the former grounds of Count Andrássy's famous iron-plant in Drnava. It was here in the 1940s that the structural parts of the famous Chain Bridge "Lánchíd" in Budapest were cast, for which the village earned the nickname "Kis Pest"- Little Pest. Today the tree is one of the stops on the nature trail on the old trade route and has been an integral symbol of the village for several generations. There is mention of the stout oak in the municipal chronicle as early as 1670.
Photo: Martin Babarík{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2021
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13th place 
Nominated by: Mr. Kristián Baffi
National contest organizer: Slovak Environmental Partnership Foundation
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2021

The Millennial Carrasca of Lecina
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The thousand-year-old plane tree of Curinga
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2nd place 
Ancient Sycamore Tree
Russian Federation
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3rd place 
Plane Tree of Rossio
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4th place 
Saint Jan Nepomucen’s Linden
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The ancient Mother Tree
The Netherlands
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6th place 
Apple tree near Lidmans
Czech Republic
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7th place 
The Judas Tree on the Church Hill of Mélykút
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8th place 
The Pouplie
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9th place 
The Eldest Resident of Medulin - Chocolate Tree of our Memories
Republic of Croatia
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10th place 
The Survivor Tree
United Kingdom
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11th place 
The Four-Trunked Survivor
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12th place 
Ancient Oak from Drnava
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13th place 
The Old Mulberry
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14th place 
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