Zechenter´s Garden Oak

Species: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 350 years years
Region: Kremnica, Banská Bystrica region, Slovakia

The Oak Tree is the dominant feature of the historically and botanically important garden once belonging to doctor and writer Dr. Zechenter. The Oak is special for its age, size and shape of the crown. It has historical, cultural and aesthetic importance for the city. This majestic tree has been connected with the Austrian - Hungarian history of the ancient mining city known for mining gold, silver and minting coins. The garden was visited by Emperor Joseph II, eldest son of Maria Theresa according to the Chronicle. The Oak grows near the geographical center of Europe.
Tree of the year 2014
10169 votes
4th place
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National contest organizer: Ekopolis Foundation