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Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
Species: English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 250 years
Region: Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
The Tree of Liberty
This historic oak was born at the time of Enlightenment. He was a witness in 1856 of the Democratic Banquet of Conxo, a revolutionary act that vindicated the ideals of the new Europe: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. It was defended by Rosalía de Castro in a pioneering ecological protest in Spain. And the forest that welcomes it, at the foot of the Portuguese Pilgrimage Trail, is today a whole botanical treasure chest, open to the public in 2018 (with a great popular festival) after remaining inaccessible for more than a century.
Photo: Concello de Santiago{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2022
 
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2nd place 
Nominated by: Council of Santiago de Compostela
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

 
Oak Dunin
 
Poland
 
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1st place 
Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
 
Spain
 
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2nd place 
The Big Cork Oak
 
Portugal
 
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3rd place 
Chestnut of the hundred horses
 
Italy
 
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4th place 
Umbrella from High Tatras
 
Slovakia
 
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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
 
France
 
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8th place 
Age Grand Oak
 
Latvia
 
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9th place 
The weeping sophoras of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen
 
Hungary
 
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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
 
Belgium
 
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12th place 
The King's Pine
 
Estonia
 
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13th place 
Grandpa Kolyo's tree
 
Bulgaria
 
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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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