Oak Slav

Species: Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 450 years years
Region: Dębina, Lower Silesia region, Poland

The tree is a symbol of Polish identity. It pays homage to those who fought for centuries against the Germanisation of Silesia. The tree dates back to the Silesian Piast dynasty symbolized by the patriotic name Slav. The tree stands in the village of Dębina (meaning oak forest) whose inhabitants cherish it as a living symbol of their local community.
Tree of the year 2015
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4th place