The Pouplie
Species: Black poplar (Populus nigra L.)
Age: 200-300 yrs
Region: Boult-sur-Suippe, Great East Region, France
Protective Nymph of the Champagne Valley
Fondly nicknamed The Pouplie for 2 centuries, this black poplar is huge for France (girth 9.6m and 38m high). Last of old poplars, soul of the village, her gold leaves adorns it's coat of arms. She is said to be the incarnation of a nymph, daughter of the sun, who mourned for her dead brother by the river. The Pouplie was a sentinel during WW1, soldiers watching the enemy from her heights. Located on a buildable private site and weakened by a fire, villagers wish to protect her for many more years.
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9th place 
Nominated by: Amandine Polet
National contest organizer: Association A.R.B.R.E.S.

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2021

 

National contest winners

The Millennial Carrasca of Lecina
 
Spain
 
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The thousand-year-old plane tree of Curinga
 
Italy
 
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Ancient Sycamore Tree
 
Russian Federation
 
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3rd place 
Plane Tree of Rossio
 
Portugal
 
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Saint Jan Nepomucen’s Linden
 
Poland
 
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The ancient Mother Tree
 
The Netherlands
 
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6th place 
Apple tree near Lidmans
 
Czech Republic
 
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7th place 
The Judas Tree on the Church Hill of Mélykút
 
Hungary
 
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8th place 
The Pouplie
 
France
 
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9th place 
The Eldest Resident of Medulin - Chocolate Tree of our Memories
 
Republic of Croatia
 
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10th place 
The Survivor Tree
 
United Kingdom
 
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11th place 
The Four-Trunked Survivor
 
Belgium
 
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12th place 
Ancient Oak from Drnava
 
Slovakia
 
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13th place 
The Old Mulberry
 
Bulgaria
 
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14th place