The Freedom Tree in Kaposvár

Species: Common oak (Quercus robur)
Age: 93 years years
Region: Kaposvár, Somogy county, Hungary

In the shadow of history

This common oak –known among the locals as Freedom Tree– stands in a schoolyard in Kaposvár. It was planted in 1929 to mark the major milestones in Hungarian history. For 90 years this great oak has seen thousands of schoolchildren playing in its shade as they grow up and guiding them through their lives. It became not only part of their school experience but that of their every day life in Kaposvár. All have fond memories of the oak and have a special bond with it, as does the entire community.
Tree of the year 2020
16093 votes
8th place
Nominated by: Municipality of Kaposvár City of County Rank