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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:43 AM

Which tree did voters root for in European Tree of the Year 2020? (5 pics)

Voters have rooted for a tree overseeing a flooded village in the Czech Republic in the European Tree of the Year competition.

The 350-year-old pine, called Guardian of the Flooded Village, sits above the village of Chudobín, which was flooded due to the construction of a dam.

Guardian of the Flooded Village received 47,226 votes to claim the prize. A tree in Croatia came second with 28,060, while third followed close behind in Russia.



Ginkgo from Daruvar, Croatia



Lonely Poplar, Russia



Some of the others

The Witches Yew - Ireland



Allerton Oak - UK



The rest (and some are amazing to see) at
https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/18/which-tree-did-voters-root-for-in-european-tree-of-the-year-2020

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Reply Which tree did voters root for in European Tree of the Year 2020? (5 pics) (Original post)
rpannier Mar 18 OP
GreenPartyVoter Mar 18 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 18 #2
Celerity Mar 18 #3
rampartc Mar 18 #4
wendyb-NC Mar 18 #5
handmade34 Mar 18 #6
littlemissmartypants Mar 18 #7
RobinA Mar 18 #8
TomVilmer Mar 18 #9

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 06:52 AM

1. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pics.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:03 AM

2. That tree that won the prize is a symbol of Mother Nature's resilience.....

as it appears the tree is growing out of a pile of rocks.

On a smaller scale, some similar, seemingly miraculous things happened through the winter in my yard....

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:09 AM

3. I would have voted for the The Witch Tree in the Netherlands



But also like the actual winner as well.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:16 AM

4. great pictures - i do have a nomination for north american tree of the year

"general sherman" is 275 ft tall and may be 2700 years old.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:18 AM

5. I love trees.

They are amazing beings.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:22 AM

6. wonderful trees

"I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree..."

When I am among the trees...
I would almost say that they save me, and daily...
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
“It’s simple,” they say...you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.” -Mary Oliver
https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/amanda-palmer-reads-when-i-am-among-the-trees-by-mary-oliver

another good link at the article!

https://www.euronews.com/living/2020/01/30/20-climate-nature-and-environment-documentaries-you-must-see-in-2020

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 07:53 AM

7. Kicked, bookmarked and recommended. ❤ nt

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:01 AM

8. I Loved Them All

but without the back stories for most of them I think I have to go with the Chestnut in Portugal. That thing is OLD.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:13 AM

9. The oldest living oak in northern Europe


Kongeegen (the King Oak) is a renowned oak tree in Denmark. A scientific investigation of the tree's rings indicated that the tree has an estimated age of 1450–1900 years.
http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/dnk/capitalregion/frederikssund/942_jaegersprisnordskov/

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