Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest

Species: English oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 250 years years
Region: Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain

The Tree of Liberty

This historic oak was born at the time of Enlightenment. He was a witness in 1856 of the Democratic Banquet of Conxo, a revolutionary act that vindicated the ideals of the new Europe: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. It was defended by Rosalía de Castro in a pioneering ecological protest in Spain. And the forest that welcomes it, at the foot of the Portuguese Pilgrimage Trail, is today a whole botanical treasure chest, open to the public in 2018 (with a great popular festival) after remaining inaccessible for more than a century.

Tree of the year 2022
168284 votes
2nd place
Nominated by: Council of Santiago de Compostela
National contest organizer: Bosques Sin Fronteras