Climbing Beech in Hoppenrade

Species: European beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Age: 175 years years
Region: Hoppenrade (Plattenburg), Brandenburg, Germany

Our climbing beech in Hoppenrade - A champion among us

In the meadow behind our school stands a large and old beech. It is part of us and symbolizes strength, cohesion, vitality, faith and the transfer of knowledge. Under her crown we hold classes in the open air and it’s a place for our devotions. In the spring we can observe sprouting buds, in the summer it gives shade, in the autumn we rage about the sea of leaves, in the winter we build a snowman near to the trunk. All pupils and staff admire, maintain and protect our old beech.
Tree of the year 2017
4763 votes
15th place