Elderberry Tree
Species: Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Age: 200 years
Region: Rzeszów, Podkarpackie Province, Poland
Magic of nature
Sometimes there are peculiar things in our world. One of them is the 200-year-old elderberry tree growing in the center of Rzeszów. Usually elder is a shrub, so its tree-like form is a unique phenomenon. Centuries ago elderberry was considered by the Slavonic and Germanic nations as a sacred gift of nature. Even though our relationship with nature is no longer as strong as it used to be, residents spent a long time fighting to protect and preserve the beauty of this unusual tree.
Photo: Halina Sikora{{photographer}}
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12th place 
Nominated by: Halina Sikora
National contest organizer: Klub Gaja

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2020

 

National contest winners

Guardian of the Flooded Village
 
Czech Republic
 
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Ginkgo from Daruvar
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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2nd place 
Lonely Poplar
 
Russian Federation
 
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3rd place 
The Witch Tree
 
The Netherlands
 
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4th place 
Multisecular Fir Tree - Guardian of Cibin
 
Romania
 
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5th place 
The Chestnut Tree from Vales
 
Portugal
 
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6th place 
The Allerton Oak
 
United Kingdom
 
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7th place 
The Freedom Tree in Kaposvár
 
Hungary
 
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8th place 
The Three-Legged Spanish Oak
 
Spain
 
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9th place 
Precious Sorb Tree
 
Slovakia
 
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10th place 
The Multisecular Beech of Saint-Jammes
 
France
 
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11th place 
Elderberry Tree
 
Poland
 
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12th place 
Witch’s Yew Tree
 
Ireland
 
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13th place 
The Venerable Oak in Novo Selo Village
 
Bulgaria
 
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14th place 
The Tree of Freedom
 
Belgium
 
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15th place 
Oak Vallonea of Tricase
 
Italy
 
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16th place