This competition is set to discover the coolest trees in Europe

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    Europe might be known for its mind blowing design, however there are different structures that contain as much history and association with groups – its trees.

    The Sycamore Gap Tree in UK.

    The Sycamore Gap Tree in UK. Picture by European Tree of the Year 2017

    Voting is open for the seventh year of the European Tree of the Year grant. There are 16 nations contending and all through February, individuals can vote online for their top choice.

    The Céron stop saman in France.

    The Céron stop saman in France. Picture by European Tree of the Year 2017

    The lime tree at Lipka in Czech Republic.39

    The lime tree at Lipka in Czech Republic. Picture by European Tree of the Year 2017

    The opposition “highlights the enthusiastic association that people and groups make with trees, and also their essentialness for Europe’s characteristic and social legacy”, as per a public statement. The current year’s opposition incorporates one of the most seasoned trees of Europe, the Stelmužė oak in Lithuania. The 1,000 — 1,500 years of age Stelmužė oak is an image of quality, and is situated in the Northeast of Lithuania close to a seventeenth century wooden church worked by Latvian bosses without the utilization of a solitary iron nail.

    Poland_ETY2017_1_credit_Rafal Godek

    Likewise included is England’s well known Sycamore Gap Tree. The tree is profoundly captured in Northumberland National Park. Here, as the sycamore tree develops in an emotional plunge with Hadrian’s Wall ascending either side. The tree was additionally included in the 1991 film ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’, featuring Kevin Costner, for which it is currently known.

    Plane tree from Budatin in Slovakia.

    Plane tree from Budatin in Slovakia. Picture by European Tree of the Year 2017

    The admired sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church in Bulgaria.

    The admired sessile oak by the Nasalevtsi church in Bulgaria. Picture by European Tree of the Year 2017

    A year ago’s top tree was the oak of Bátaszék in Hungary, situated by a house of prayer that was worked at the season of the torment. The tree is a piece of a nearby custom, where the storage compartment is sprinkled with wine to guarantee that the following year has a decent grape reap.

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