Oak Vallonea of Tricase
Species: Vallonea Oak (Quercus ithaburensis macrolepis)
Age: 700 years
Region: Tricase, Puglia, Italy
A place of dreaming
The Vallonea Oak of Tricase is the oldest tree of its species in Salento, with an age of 700 years and a crown of 700 square metres. Candidate to become an UNESCO site, in 2000 the WWF elected it the Apulian symbol tree. In many legends, it is thought to be the "Oak of the hundred knights" because it is said that Frederick II met his army under it. For centuries it has contributed to the development of the local economy and is still a very important point of reference for its people, under the thoughtful care of its owner and local community.
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16th place 
Nominated by: Giant Trees Foundation
National contest organizer: Giant Trees Foundation

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2020

 

National contest winners

Guardian of the Flooded Village
 
Czech Republic
 
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Ginkgo from Daruvar
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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Lonely Poplar
 
Russian Federation
 
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The Witch Tree
 
The Netherlands
 
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Multisecular Fir Tree - Guardian of Cibin
 
Romania
 
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The Chestnut Tree from Vales
 
Portugal
 
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The Allerton Oak
 
United Kingdom
 
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The Freedom Tree in Kaposvár
 
Hungary
 
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The Three-Legged Spanish Oak
 
Spain
 
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Precious Sorb Tree
 
Slovakia
 
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The Multisecular Beech of Saint-Jammes
 
France
 
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Elderberry Tree
 
Poland
 
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Witch’s Yew Tree
 
Ireland
 
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The Venerable Oak in Novo Selo Village
 
Bulgaria
 
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The Tree of Freedom
 
Belgium
 
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Oak Vallonea of Tricase
 
Italy
 
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16th place