The Tree of Freedom
Species: Horse-chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Age: 223 years
Region: Waret-la-Chaussée, Wallonia, Belgium
The Tree of Freedom of the Waret citizens, a symbol of the defence of our rural character
A tree is a true symbol of liberty. Liberty is rooted in the heart of the people like a tree thrusts its roots into the heart of the earth. The horse chestnut tree of the Waret citizens symbolises the defence of their rural character. It was planted in 1796 as ordered by the executive Directory of the Canton of Eghezée to celebrate the fall of the "tyrant" Louis XVI. In 1807 a stone niche was erected at its foot endowing it with a sacred character and an aura of tranquility.
Photo: Quentin NOËL{{photographer}}
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Nominated by: Association "For the rurality of Warêt"

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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