Saint Jan Nepomucen’s Linden
Species: Little leaf linden (Tilia cordata Miller)
Age: 150-170 years
Region: Dulcza Wielka, Podkarpackie Province
Rural benefactress
According to an ancient Polish custom a linden would be planted when a daughter was born. This is how our linden was planted 170 years ago or maybe was it on birds’ merit? The tree is standing at the verge of the village close to the fields. Nothing was standing in her way thus she grew her branches wide (25 m). She became a benefactress giving shadow to those who worked in the field, a place to rest for trekkers and nectar for the bees. The shrine of saint Jan Nepomucen standing close by has given an air of magic to the place. Its unusual beauty surprises and inspires admiration for nature’s power. There is no other linden tree like this!
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European Tree of the Year 2021
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5th place 
Nominated by: League of Nature Protection, Subcarpathian District in Rzeszów
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja
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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5th place 
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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