The Abramtsevo Oak
Species: English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 248 years
Region: Abramtsevo selo, Sergeev-Posadskii District, Moscow Region, Russian Federation.
The Abramtsevo Oak gives inspiration to painters and poets
The mighty oak grows in the reserved area of the Abramtsevo State Museum of History, Art and Literature in the Moscow Region. It is 248 years old. Within its lifetime the tree has seen many outstanding Russian people of art - painters, poets, actors. Gogol, Turgenev, Repin, Vasnetsov, Levitan, Surikov and Polenov walked under its large spreading crown. One of the most famous works by V.M. Vasnetsov “Oak Grove in Abramtsevo”, painted in 1883, is still housed at the Tretyakov State Gallery.
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2nd place 
Nominated by: MOSCOW REGION FORESTRY COMMITTEE
National contest organizer: Zdorovy Les, NPSA

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

 
The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
 
Hungary
 
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The Abramtsevo Oak
 
Russian Federation
 
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2nd place 
Secular Holm Oak from Monte Barbeiro
 
Portugal
 
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3rd place 
The bird-tree
 
France
 
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4th place 
Lime tree of Liberty
 
Czech Republic
 
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Kneeling tree
 
Poland
 
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The Pet-oak
 
The Netherlands
 
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7th place 
The Guardian of Great Moravia's secrets
 
Slovakia
 
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8th place 
Nellie's Tree
 
United Kingdom
 
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9th place 
The Our Lady Tree of Lummen
 
Belgium
 
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10th place 
Gubec linden
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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11th place 
Elm of Navajas
 
Spain
 
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12th place 
The towering plane from Câmpeni
 
Romania
 
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13th place 
The venerable Turkey oak near Rani lug village
 
Bulgaria
 
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14th place 
Raudonė Castle Lime
 
Lithuania
 
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15th place