Kippford Leaning Tree
Species: Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna L.)
Age: 60 Years
Region: Kippford, Dalbeattie in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
A defiant lone hawthorn guarding the Scottish coastline.
The tree on the coast of Dumfries & Galloway is a fine example of a mature hawthorn tree. While not spectacular in size, it cuts a striking presence as the only tree on the windswept cockle shell beach. The hawthorn has been enjoyed by three generations of one local Dalbeattie family. It’s been climbed on, battered by the winds and even bumped into by cars turning. Yet still it survives and stands strong and proud on the edge of the beach.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
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6th place 
Nominated by: Woodland Trust
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust
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Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

Oak Dunin
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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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