The King's Pine
Species: Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris L.)
Age: 380
Region: Järvselja village, Kastre parrish, Tartu county, Estonia
Mighty king of nature education mecca.
The majestic King's Pine grows in Järvselja, Southern Estonia. It sprouted at the same time that King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden founded the University of Tartu, about 380 years ago. Hundreds of Estonian biologists, foresters and students of other specialties, whose academic education has typically included internships in Järvselja research forests, recognize the tree well. It is a symbolic tree, the powerful sturdy trunk of which is a monument to Estonian forestry and nature education.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
 
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13th place 
Nominated by: Loodushoiu Fond
National contest organizer: The Nature Fund
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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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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