The Allerton Oak
Species: Sessile oak (Quercus petraea)
Age: 500+ years
Region: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Liverpool’s living history
The Allerton Oak grows in Liverpool’s Calderstones Park. According to legend, judges in medieval times would meet under the branches of the tree, as they lacked a courthouse. Legend also states that the crack in the tree appeared in 1864 when a ship carrying gunpowder on the Mersey exploded. It was heard 30 miles away, and smashed thousands of windows. In World War two, Christmas cards containing leaves from the oak were sent to Liverpool parks staff who were fighting abroad – a reminder of home.
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Nominated by: Supporters of The Allerton Oak
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2021

 

National contest winners

The Four-Trunked Survivor
 
Belgium
 
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The Old Mulberry
 
Bulgaria
 
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Apple tree near Lidmans
 
Czech Republic
 
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The Pouplie
 
France
 
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The Eldest Resident of Medulin - Chocolate Tree of our Memories
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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The thousand-year-old plane tree of Curinga
 
Italy
 
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The Judas Tree on the Church Hill of Mélykút
 
Hungary
 
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The ancient Mother Tree
 
The Netherlands
 
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Saint Jan Nepomucen’s Linden
 
Poland
 
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Plane Tree of Rossio
 
Portugal
 
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Ancient Sycamore Tree
 
Russian Federation
 
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Ancient Oak from Drnava
 
Slovakia
 
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The Millennial Carrasca of Lecina
 
Spain
 
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The Survivor Tree
 
United Kingdom
 
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