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The giant sequoia from Slatina
Species: Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) J.Buchh.)
Age: approximately 130 years
Region: Slatina, Virovitica-Podravina County, Republic of Croatia
A century-old giant in the heart of Slavonia
The giant sequoia tree in Slatina is the only protected specimen of it's kind in Croatia. It is among the oldest in Europe and is protected as a natural monument in Croatia. One of the most aristocratic European families, the Schaumbug-Lippes, folllowed the 19th century horticultural trends by planting this sequoia. The oldest redwoods were also planted at this time in England, outside their natural habitat. The giant redwood tree is part of the EPIcentar Sequoia Slatina which is a new tourist oasis in Slatina's town centre.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
 
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11th place 
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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4th place 
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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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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