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French Tree of the Year 2019

23 January 2020

The jury* announced yesterday the names of the 3 winners of the French Tree of the Year. The Jury Prize was awarded to the “Chêne (oak) de Tombebœuf” (Lot-et-Garonne) and the Public Prize to the “Hêtre (beech) de Saint-Jammes à Sorèze” (Tarn). The “Platane (plane tree) of Augy” (Yonne) was awarded the Prize Special mention of the Jury.

 

The “Chêne (oak) de Tombebœuf” is a pedunculate oak with a circumference of 6,3 meters and a span of 38 meters. This remarkable tree is now almost 300 years old.

 

The “Hêtre (beech) de Saint-Jammes à Sorèze”, as winner of the Public Prize, will proudly fly the France’s colours at the European Tree of the Year 2020 competition and will maybe replace the Almond Tree of the Snowy Hill in Pécs (Hungary).

 

Picture: Chêne (oak) de Tombebœuf

 

 

*The jury is composed of the magazine Terre Sauvage, the Office national des Forêts, the association A.R.B.R.E.S, the LPO (French Bird Protection League) and the Green Spaces Agency of the Île-de-France region.

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