Organized since 2011 by the national forestry Office (ONF) and the magazine “Terre Sauvage”, the contest of the Tree of the year, with growing success. For this vintage, 2018, not less than 16 remarkable trees (see slide show) have been nominated on more than a hundred applicants from the regions of metropolitan France and the overseas departments. Oaks, lindens, plane trees, chestnut trees, sophoras…: these specimens are distinguished by their aesthetic characteristics (shape, size), ecological (refuge for fauna and flora), historical and cultural.
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You have the possibility to vote online for your tree, “blow of heart” until the 2nd of December next by clicking here. The tree that receives the most votes will receive the “audience award” at a ceremony four days later in Paris at the headquarters of the national Federation of savings banks, partner of the contest. At the same time, representatives of the NFB, the association of Trees, the League for the protection of birds (LPO) and members of the editorial board of Wild Land, will the Jury Award.
last year, the public prize was awarded to the fi of the “garden of the yew tree located at Gerberoy in the Oise which had collected 4.585 votes out of a total of 16,000 votes. For its part, the jury had awarded the Japan sophora of the castle of Montry (Seine-et-Marne).
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