Ancient Sycamore Tree
Species: East sycamore tree (Platanus orientalis L.)
Age: 284 years
Region: Derbent, Republic of Dagestan, Russia.
The ancient sycamore tree - a witness of history, the guardian of the mosque.
The Ancient East is full of secrets and legends. According to a legend, the great commander of the East, Nadir-shah, looked after the sprouts of the sycamore tree that adorned the territory of the Juma mosque in ancient Derbent. Admiring the mighty giant the writer, Aleksandr Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, composed his works. Today the majestic patriarch adorns the central part of the house of worship, being a symbol of power, one of the places of attraction for the people of Dagestan and guests of the Republic. They create legends about it, poetize it, and depict it in paintings.
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Nominated by: The Russian national project "Trees as natural heritage monuments"
National contest organizer: Zdorovy Les, NPSA

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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