The Our Lady Tree of Lummen
Species: European Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Age: Unknown
Region: Lummen, Province of Limburg, Belgium
A place of worship and community
This monumental red beech stands on a high mound in a protected park behind the Our Lady chapel in the village of Lummen. In the early 17th century, an old beech had a statue of Mary that was worshipped. When the statue mysteriously vanished in 1641, a chapel was built and the original tree cut down. The faithful took pieces of the tree as relics and the wood was used to carve images of Mary. The current tree stands in the proud tradition of its ancestor.
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10th place 
Nominated by: Christophe Vanderlinden

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

 
The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
 
Hungary
 
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1st place 
The Abramtsevo Oak
 
Russian Federation
 
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2nd place 
Secular Holm Oak from Monte Barbeiro
 
Portugal
 
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3rd place 
The bird-tree
 
France
 
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4th place 
Lime tree of Liberty
 
Czech Republic
 
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5th place 
Kneeling tree
 
Poland
 
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6th place 
The Pet-oak
 
The Netherlands
 
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7th place 
The Guardian of Great Moravia's secrets
 
Slovakia
 
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8th place 
Nellie's Tree
 
United Kingdom
 
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9th place 
The Our Lady Tree of Lummen
 
Belgium
 
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10th place 
Gubec linden
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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11th place 
Elm of Navajas
 
Spain
 
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12th place 
The towering plane from Câmpeni
 
Romania
 
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13th place 
The venerable Turkey oak near Rani lug village
 
Bulgaria
 
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14th place 
Raudonė Castle Lime
 
Lithuania
 
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15th place