European Tree of the Year 2019


We are searching for trees with the most interesting stories

Who are the winners?


In the European Tree of the Year we are searching for the tree with the most interesting story.

The votes for the European Tree of the Year 2019 are in!

The winners are:

1 - The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs, Hungary
2 - The Abramtsevo Oak, Russian Federation
3 - Secular Holm Oak from Monte Barbeiro, Portugal


We look forward to your participation next year.

Award ceremony 2019


The winner of the European Tree of the Year 2019 contest, organised under the patronage of Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, was unveiled in Brussels on March 19.  The Award Ceremony in the European Parliament was held under the auspices of MEP Pavel POC, vice-chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament. The evening was moderated by Natalie Pauwels and Ladislav Miko from the European Commission and gained wide public interest as well as the attendance of Brussels environmental stakeholders. 

The Award Ceremony crowned the Almond tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs, a Hungarian symbol of eternal renewal, as the winner. The awards ceremony was organised by the Environmental Partnership Association and the European Landowners’ Organisation who are engaged in promoting a healthy environment in our cities and countryside, with support from the South Moravian Region, Mendel University in Brno and the S&D group from European Parliament.

You can download the press release HERE.

Award Ceremony photos


Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2019

The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
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1st place 
The Abramtsevo Oak
Russian Federation
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2nd place 
Secular Holm Oak from Monte Barbeiro
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3rd place 
The bird-tree
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4th place 
Lime tree of Liberty
Czech Republic
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5th place 
Kneeling tree
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6th place 
The Pet-oak
The Netherlands
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7th place 
The Guardian of Great Moravia's secrets
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8th place 
Nellie's Tree
United Kingdom
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9th place 
The Our Lady Tree of Lummen
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10th place 
Gubec linden
Republic of Croatia
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11th place 
Elm of Navajas
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12th place 
The towering plane from Câmpeni
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13th place 
The venerable Turkey oak near Rani lug village
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14th place 
Raudonė Castle Lime
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15th place 

Every year, the European Tree of the Year voting brings

200 thousand people more aware of nature
attention and care for 15 trees
15 local communities united by one cause
15 countries proud of their natural heritage
The contest is organised by
National contest organisers