The Pear Tree in Drásov

Species: Common Pear (Pyrus communis L.)
Age: 300 years
Region: Municipality of Drásov, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

A Beautiful Solitary Tree

Near the municipality of Drásov stands a pear tree - it's beauty is known all around and its resilience is breathtaking. The tree is a true hero as it grows only 25 metres from the uranium mine that was opened at the end of the 1950s and the excavated tailings were deposited on a heap near the tree. Fortunately, the mining did not last long and the edge of the heap stopped only 20 metres from the tree. It is incredible that the pear tree withstood these hard times and the locals can still enjoy its beauty and juicy fruit.

Tree of the year 2023
6664 votes
11th place
Nominated by: Libuše Kopáčková, Municipality of Drásov, Municipality of Dlouhá Lhota
National contest organizer: Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation