European Tree of the Year 2018 – Where is it rooted?

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In Search for the most fascinating European Tree & its Story

A contest highlighting the role of old trees for our natural and cultural heritage that deserves our care and protection

Every year, the European Tree of the Year Contest looks out to gather and celebrate the most fascinating trees across Europe. What is special about the contest: Neither a pretty look, nor size or age of a tree are what matters. What does matter is the story it tells and the way people, the local communities, feel connected to it.

The first European Tree of the Year Contest was inspired by the much older national Tree of the Year Contest run in Czech Republic, by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation.  Since 2011, and this year for the 7th time, the European winner out of the winners at national levels is chosen via a public online voting.


Votings are now open until 28th February 2018 – Read the 13 finalist trees’ stories & choose your favorites!

Winners will be announced at the official Award Ceremony in the European Parliament Brussels, the 21st of March, hosted by The Environmental Partnership Association, together with the European Landowners’ Organization and Tetra Pak.