The Pet-oak
Species: Common oak (Quercus Robur)
Age: 180 years
Region: Breda, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands
The beloved, endangered ‘Pet-oak’
When highway A58 was constructed in 1986, numerous oaks on the Anneville Estate had to be cut down. This oak, in the centre reservation, was the only one left standing. Close to the Belgian border, it became a landmark for many drivers on their journey. The beloved oak is now threatened with felling, thanks to plans to broaden the highway which lead to widespread protests. Out of 12 nominated Dutch trees, the 'Pet-oak' won with an overwhelming majority.
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Nominated by: 10 friends of the Pet-oak
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

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