Umbrella from High Tatras
Species: Weeping European beech (Fagus Sylvatica Pendula)
Age: 70
Region: Starý Smokovec - High Tatras, Poprad district, Prešov region, Slovakia
Symbol of Starý Smokovec
Now it's impossible to find out who planted the tree - it was probably planted in the 1950s by students from the Horticultural School in Lednice in Moravia during the "Great Cleaning". Since the unusual sloping building of the Mountain Rescue Service grew up in the centre of Starý Smokovec, the tree has found itself under the protective wings of all of the members who even saved it from being cut down. Although it is the most common tree in Europe, it is unique in the High Tatras. And there is definitely only one that looks like this.
Photo: Martin Babarík{{photographer}}
European Tree of the Year 2022
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5th place 
Nominated by: Združenie cestovného ruchu Vysoké Tatry
National contest organizer: Slovak Environmental Partnership Foundation
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

Oak Dunin
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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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