We have been growing for 10 years!

 

We discover trees with the strongest stories throughout Europe.

Together for trees across Europe

 

Over the last decade, the European Tree of the Year contest has brought together countless tree lovers from local communities.

We are unifying Europe around trees and their fates.

10 years = 10 tree champions
 
Growing from 5 to 16 countries
 
1,100+ extraordinary trees participated
 
1,100+ communities proud of their nature
 
3.3 million of voters involved
 

“Old trees are the last traces of a vanished landscape. They are thus often the only living witnesses of our common European history. ”

Rob McBride, Tree Hunter

European Finalists

 

2011 – 2019

From a small contest to a world competition

 

2020

 

16 countries compete for the European Tree of the Year title.

2017

 

The first year of the Asian Tree of the Year contest - 5 countries involved

2016

 

We inspired the Tree of the Year Victoria / Australia and the Tree of the Year Sri Lanka.

2015

 

We inspired the Tree of the Year Quebec / Canada

2011

 

1st European Tree of the Year - 5 participating countries

2010

 

We inspired 4 European countries to organise a national contest.

2002

 

1st ever Tree of the Year Czech Republic contest

Who woke up the green hearts of Europe

 
2020
 
Live Announcement 17 March at 4:30 pm CET
 
2019
 
The Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs
 
Hungary
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2018
 
Whistler cork oak tree
 
Portugal
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2017
 
Oak Józef
 
Poland
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2016
 
The oldest tree of Bátaszék
 
Hungary
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2015
 
Oak tree on a football field
 
Estonia
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2014
 
The Old Elm
 
Bulgaria
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2013
 
Plane tree in Eger
 
Hungary
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2012
 
The Old Lime Tree of Felsőmocsolád
 
Hungary
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2011
 
Lime in Leliceni
 
Romania
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Trees do talk. We have been listening and helping them for 10 years. What about you?

 

The European Tree of the Year contest originated in 2011. It was inspired by the popular Tree of the Year contest, which has been organised in the Czech Republic by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation for many years. The European round is a finale consisting of the winners of the national rounds.


Every year, the online voting for the European Tree of the Year is organized by Environmental Partnership Association (EPA), of which the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is a member.

The contest is organised by
 
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