The Witch Tree

Species: Beech (Fagus Sylvatica)
Age: 130years years
Region: Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands

The Witch Tree: a living legend

The appearance of this tree, with its tortuous branches and roots that seem unable to grow into the ground, provides the perfect setting as the last resting place of Black Kate, a sinister woman that once led an infamous gang of robbers and smugglers. Many thought she had witch craft. This remarkable tree with its exciting story has attracted many children and grown-ups alike from near and far to the forest, thus keeping the legend alive. This nominee is a text book example of an impressive tree with a legendary story.
Tree of the year 2020
18452 votes
4th place
Nominated by: Mrs. Maike v/d Wouw, Mr. Rob Visser
National contest organizer: SBNL Natuurfonds