The ancient Mother Tree
Species: Linden tree (Tilia platyphyllos Scop.)
Age: 345 years
Region: Etten-Leur, province Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands
The Mother Tree, a pearl in the heart of a vivid town.
As a symbol for gathering and meeting The Mother Tree on the market square of Etten-Leur has been part of society for 345 years. Wear,tear and lots of attention through the ages gave it its striking appearance. Rooted in the heart of people, this linden tree is a silent witness to 1001 stories, emotions and events. Arguments were settled and young love blossomed under its long branches. It even inspired the later world famous painter Vincent van Gogh. Everyone, of any age, loves this green pearl!
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6th place 
Nominated by: Kees van Aert and local community
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds

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