The massive plane tree - the symbol of Trsteno

Species: Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis L.)
Age: over500 years
Region: City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Republic of Croatia

A living witness to the past of Trsteno

The massive plane tree, the symbol of Trsteno, is a protected park architecture monument. Its beauty, size and age make it a popular tourist attraction. In the early 15th century, the sapling was brought from Constantinople by Captain Florio Jakob Antunov, who planted it next to a spring. The tree has survived all would-be conquerors - Turkish invaders, Napoleon’s army and Russian troops - thanks to the mild climate, the life-giving spring, and the care of the locals entrusted with its survival.
Tree of the year 2018
11821 votes
7th place
Nominated by: Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Areas in Dubrovnik-Neretva County