The Turgenev oak
Species: English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 199
Region: Museum - reserve I.S.Turgenev "Spasskoe - Lutovinovo", Spasskoe - Lutovinovo selo (village), Mtsensk Rayon (District), Oryol (Region), Russian Federation
The Turgenev oak
The famous oak of the Spasskoye-Lutovinovo estate, which is inextricably linked to the name of Ivan Turgenev, unfortunately, was lost during the a storm, but remained in people's memory as a natural and historical symbol, a legendary tree that kept the warmth of the great Russian writer's hands. Turgenev Oak, planted according to legend by Ivan Sergeevich himself, has played witness to remarkable historical events and lives of famous personalities. It still remains an embodiment of strength, beauty, and longevity, a connecting link between past and future generations, a symbol of love for the country!
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European Tree of the Year 2022
Nominated by: The Russian national project "Trees as natural heritage monuments"
National contest organizer: Zdorovy Les, NPSA
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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