The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu
Species: Giant sequoia (Sequiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.)
Age: More than 200 years
Region: Virton, Wallonia, Belgium
The patriarch who protects students
The redwood is the emblematic tree of the Collège Notre-Dame du Bonlieu. It sits in the honorary entrance of the College, where it has welcomed and still welcomes thousands of students. Many group photos have been taken at the foot of this majestic tree. He was depicted in a comic strip by an iconic Belgian author. This redwood is an important tree for the city of Virton, the school and its students, because it is an important part of the wooded heritage, and thanks to the biodiversity it hosts.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
 
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12th place 
Nominated by: School
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

 
Oak Dunin
 
Poland
 
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Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
 
Spain
 
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The Big Cork Oak
 
Portugal
 
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Chestnut of the hundred horses
 
Italy
 
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Umbrella from High Tatras
 
Slovakia
 
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Kippford Leaning Tree
 
United Kingdom (Scotland)
 
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The Singing Lime
 
Czech Republic
 
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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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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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