The King's Pine

Species: Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris L.)
Age: 380 years
Region: Järvselja village, Kastre parrish, Tartu county, Estonia

Mighty king of nature education mecca.

The majestic King's Pine grows in Järvselja, Southern Estonia. It sprouted at the same time that King Gustavus Adolphus II of Sweden founded the University of Tartu, about 380 years ago. Hundreds of Estonian biologists, foresters and students of other specialties, whose academic education has typically included internships in Järvselja research forests, recognize the tree well. It is a symbolic tree, the powerful sturdy trunk of which is a monument to Estonian forestry and nature education.

Tree of the year 2022
25346 votes
13th place
Nominated by: Loodushoiu Fond
National contest organizer: The Nature Fund