30 Jan '18, 3pm

13 of Europe's most fascinating trees

13 of Europe's most fascinating trees

The winning trees from 13 countries are now vying for the big prize: European Tree of the Year 2018. Every year since 2011, the consortium of European eco foundations known as the Environmental Partnership Association has held one of the world’s great contests: The European Tree of the Year . The contestants – this year there are 13 – are the winners of national rounds, voted upon by communities hoping to send their best competitors to the finals. The brief for this year's contest? Trees with the most interesting stories. The following 13 fascinating finalists (in alphabetical order by country) are vying for the crown ... even if we all know that every tree is a winner already. Voting begins February 1 – may the best tree win! 1. Belgium: The Lime of the Old Country Species: Small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata ) Age: 400 years Region: Bioul, Wallonia, Belgium The stately lime...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/13...

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