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 2020

 

National contest winners

The Tree of Freedom
 
Belgium
 
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The Venerable Oak in Novo Selo Village
 
Bulgaria
 
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Ginkgo from Daruvar
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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Guardian of the Flooded Village
 
Czech Republic
 
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The Multisecular Beech of Saint-Jammes
 
France
 
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The Freedom Tree in Kaposvár
 
Hungary
 
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Witch’s Yew Tree
 
Ireland
 
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Oak Vallonea of Tricase
 
Italy
 
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The Witch Tree
 
The Netherlands
 
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Elderberry Tree
 
Poland
 
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The Chestnut Tree from Vales
 
Portugal
 
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Multisecular Fir Tree - Guardian of Cibin
 
Romania
 
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Lonely Poplar
 
Russian Federation
 
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Precious Sorb Tree
 
Slovakia
 
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The Three-Legged Spanish Oak
 
Spain
 
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The Allerton Oak
 
United Kingdom
 
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