The Witch Tree
Species: Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)
Age: 130 years old
Region: Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands
The Witch Tree: a living legend
The appearance of this tree, with its tortuous branches and roots that seem unable to grow into the ground, provides the perfect setting as the last resting place of Black Kate, a sinister woman that once led an infamous gang of robbers and smugglers. Many thought she had witch craft. This remarkable tree with its exciting story has attracted many children and grown-ups alike from near and far to the forest, thus keeping the legend alive. This nominee is a text book example of an impressive tree with a legendary story.
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Nominated by: Mrs. Maike v/d Wouw, Mr. Rob Visser
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds

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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