European Tree of the Year 2017...and the winner is...
The Award Ceremony of the 2017 European Tree of the Year took place in Brussels on March 21st at the occasion of the International Day of Forests. Organized under the patronage of Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, and hosted by Pavel Poc MEP and Bronis Ropė MEP at the European Parliament, the announcement of the results was followed by 200 participants. The event was chaired by Natalie Pauwels and Ladislav Miko, and Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General for Environment of the European Commission delivered an inspiring keynote speech. On behalf of Oak Jósef, Robert Godek from Poland received the unique wooden amulet that passes from winner to winner every year.
The 2017 European Tree of the Year Award Ceremony has been organized by the Environmental Partnership Association, the European Landowners’ Organization and TetraPak, with the support of the South Moravian Region and the Mendel University in Brno.
1st Oak Jozef 17,597 2nd Brimmon Oak 16,203 3rd Lipka Lime 14,813
Brimmon Oak on BBC Breakfast 22nd March 2017 Brimmon Oak gains runner-up European tree of the Year 2017
BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo Drivetime interview European Tree of the Year 2017
(sorry about sound quality) Oak Jozef in Wisniowa
Click to see all of the RESULTS
Now in its 6th year the contest has grown year on year, with nearly ONE and a half MILLION VOTES being cast in this time! The organisers of this increasingly popular celebration of Europe's very important cultural trees is the...
Schedule of events:
- 1st - 28TH February 2017 ... VOTE for your favourite tree. READ MORE >
- MARCH 21st 2017 ... Winners announced at awards ceremony in the Brussels.
WALES SPAIN SLOVAKIA SCOTLAND
The Brimmon Oak Aprisquillo Pine Plane Tree of Budatin The Ding Dong Tree
POLAND NORTHERN IRELAND LITHUANIA REP. OF IRELAND
Oak Józef Holm Oak Rostrevor Stelmužė Oak Hugh O'Flaherty's Trees
HUNGARY GERMANY FRANCE ESTONIA
Jászai Sq Plane Tree Budapest Climbing Beech Hoppenrade The Rain Tree Martinique The Russalka Oak
ENGLAND CZECH REP. BULGARIA BELGIUM
Sycamore Gap The Lipka Lime Tree The Oak of Nasalevtsi Tree Lime tree of Massemen