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Voting now open in the European Tree of the Year 2019
Voting for the European Tree of the Year 2019 contest has begun! Learn about all 15 of this year’s candidates and vote for your favorite two.
The 9/11 Survivor Tree – The history of memorial trees and groves
Over the past two centuries trees have become powerful memorial symbols, and the most famous example worldwide is the 9/11 Survivor Tree at Ground Zero.
Acebuches de El Rocio – Much more than ‘just’ wild olive trees
The Acebuches de El Rocio are a remnant of an ancient Mediterranean forest that once dominated the landscape of Spain’s Doñana Natural Park. Despite their common perception as ‘just’ wild olive trees, acebuches have a rich history, as does the town of El Rocio, which receives a million pilgrims in a single week each year to its famous church.
The Pinsapos of Sierra Bermeja – A Refuge for the Rare Fir Trees
Pinsapos, or Spanish fir trees, are only found in a few places on Earth. One of the largest pinsapo forests is in Spain’s Sierra Bermeja.
New Facebook Group Announcement – Community Treeographies
A quick announcement about a new group where anyone can share their own ‘treeographies’
The Oldest and Largest Chestnut Tree in the World – The Hundred Horse Chestnut
There are many large sweet chestnut trees throughout Europe, but none can match up to the legendary Hundred Horse Chestnut in eastern Sicily.
The Unfortunate End of the World’s Loneliest Tree – The Tree of Ténéré
The desert is by no means a hospitable place, but a single tree managed to survive the arid wasteland for several hundred years – until it met its end due to an exceptionally careless driver.
The European Tree of the Year 2018 Competition Nearly Over – Current Standings
The 8th annual European Tree of the Year will come to a close on Feb 28th, but there’s still time to vote! To add to the suspense, the vote tallies are hidden for the last week of voting, but here are the standings from just before they were hidden.
The Philippines’ Most Bizarre Tree – The Rainbow Eucalyptus
Unlike other trees whose leaves change color in the Fall, the trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus changes color constantly. After the tree sheds its bark, it bursts into a technicolor display of oranges, blues, and greens.