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 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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