The Millennium Oak

Species: Common oak (Quercus robur L.)
Age: 1000+Ā years
Region: Veryn village, Stryi district, Lviv region, Ukraine

Guardian of history on Ukrainian soil

Ā«The Millennium OakĀ» ā€” the oldest tree of the Lviv Region, which took root on the territory of the local church of Michael in the village of Veryn. 
In 1984, the old oak was given the status of a botanical monument. The tree has several hollows, one of which is so large that it resembles a cave.
There is a legend that during the Second World War, a sniper sat in the hollow and prevented the crossing of the Dniester River from being established. 
In 1917, there was a school of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen in Veryn. The soldiers immortalized the old tree in a photo, which was later used as an image for a postcard.

Tree of the year 2024
8886 votes
8thĀ place
Nominated by: NGO Ecosphere
National contest organizer: NGO Ecosphere