I am Tilia
Species: Large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos L.)
Age: 150 years
Region: Maasniel, province of Limburg, The Netherlands
The Lime Tree next to the rectory in Maasniel
I am Tilia, a vibrant, modern woman in the bloom of my life, only 150 years young. Rooted in my local community, I reach out to the world, being the first tree in history with an Instagram account. Over 3.000 followers from London to Teheran view my journey through the seasons, one picture at a time. Planted at the beginning of the carbon emission age, I have a deep concern for climate change: I don’t eat meat, I don’t fly, I even absorb CO2. I am climate proof and great for biodiversity. I live and breathe for generations to come. #iamtilia
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European Tree of the Year 2022
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15th place 
Nominated by: Maarten van Essen
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

Oak Dunin
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1st place 
Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
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2nd place 
The Big Cork Oak
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3rd place 
Chestnut of the hundred horses
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4th place 
Umbrella from High Tatras
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5th place 
Kippford Leaning Tree
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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6th place 
The Singing Lime
Czech Republic
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7th place 
The Multisecular Sweet Chestnut of Audran Square
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8th place 
Age Grand Oak
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9th place 
The weeping sophoras of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen
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10th place 
The giant sequoia from Slatina
Republic of Croatia
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11th place 
The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu
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12th place 
The King's Pine
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13th place 
Grandpa Kolyo's tree
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14th place 
I am Tilia
The Netherlands
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15th place 
The Turgenev oak
Russian Federation
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