The Venerable Oak in Novo Selo Village
Species: Common oak (Quercus robur)
Age: about 500 years
Region: Village of Novo selo, Veliko Tarnovo Municipality, Bulgaria
The Venerable Oak - a memory and symbol of Novo Selo village
The five-century-old oak, which is nowadays in the center of the village, has been a silent witness to the building of the new settlement on the Balkans mountainside. The village of Novo selo appeared at the site of a former thick oak forest and swamps. The oak’s bark has kept and carried through the centuries the story of this village, built in 1750. In 2010, for the celebrations of its 260th anniversary, the local people planted a small oak near the old tree. They wanted to ensure that the “old man” - while still alive – will hand down the story of Novo selo to its younger heir. Oh, if only the oak could tell its story today…
Photo: Orlin Dzhomov{{photographer}}
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Nominated by: Darina Arnaudova-Gorchakova, journalist at Bulgarian National Radio

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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