Hungarian Plane Tree Awarded the Most Lovable Tree of Europe in 2013

London plane tree (Platanus acerifolia) from Hungary, winner of the European Tree of the Year 2013

A 250 year-old London plane tree (Platanus acerifolia) from Eger, Heves region, Hungary, has been chosen as the European Tree of the Year 2013 scoring 14,205 public votes. People from all over the world voted for the trees in the European Tree of the Year contest from the 1st to the 28th February 2013 on www.treeoftheyear.org, and the winner was announced on March 1st. The aim of the contest was to increase awareness of European trees and the historical and natural heritage which they represent. The contest was organized by…

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