The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
Species: Almond tree (Prunus dulcis)
Age: 135 years
Region: Pécs city, Baranya region, Hungary
Symbol of eternal renewal
The almond tree in front of the the Church of Our Lady of the Snow has been delighting its visitors for 135 years. The almond blossoming has been a symbol of eternal renewal and education since Bishop Janus Pannonius wrote his poem about an almond tree in 1466. Standing on white rocks, defying the winds, this old tree was already being mentioned with love 100 years ago, and the wonderful panorama of the magical landscape and the imprint of the historical ages has astonished many more since.
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European Tree of the Year 2019
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1st place 
Nominated by: Jurassic Nature and Tour Club
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

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