The Survivor Tree
Species: Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia L.)
Age: 70-100 years
Region: 9LH, A708, Moffat, Scotland, UK
Where one tree survives, a million trees will grow!
Borders Forest Trust based its slogan: “Where one tree survives, a million trees will grow,” on a lone rowan clinging to a stream bank in Carrifran Valley. Today that survivor tree is lonely no more! It is surrounded by a little forest of its children and In addition to its own children, the rowan tree now has over half a million other native Scottish trees for company. The rowan tree no longer stands alone and is a symbol of the 20-year journey to revive the wild heart of Southern Scotland.
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11th place 
Nominated by: Fiona from Borders Forest Trust
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust

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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2nd place 
Ancient Sycamore Tree
 
Russian Federation
 
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3rd place 
Plane Tree of Rossio
 
Portugal
 
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4th place 
Saint Jan Nepomucen’s Linden
 
Poland
 
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5th place 
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