Witch’s Yew Tree
Species: Yew (Taxus baccata)
Age: 600 years
Region: Blarney, Cork, Ireland
An ancient tree with a legendary story
The ancient Witch’s Yew Tree, situated in the Mythical Rock Close on the grounds of Blarney Castle Estate in Southern Ireland, has been estimated by experts to be in excess of 600 years old. This majestic and awe-inspiring specimen sits atop a natural outcrop of limestone rock, that houses the Witch's Kitchen, an 18th century folly that's said to be home of the Blarney Witch who first told mortals of the Blarney Stone’s magic powers and its ability to grant the gift of eloquence.
Photo: Blarney Castle Estate{{photographer}}
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Nominated by: Blarney Castle Estate
National contest organizer: Irish Tree Society The Tree Council of Ireland

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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