Tree of the yearly

each year in October is determined the tree of the yearly by the Kuratorium “tree of the yearly” for the following year.

This Kuratorium became 1989 of the chairman of the environmental protection association selecting EDT in Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Silvius Wodarz, in the lifecalled.

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past ones trees of the yearly

Year name scientific name
1989 pedunculate oak Quercus robur L.
1990 red beech Fagus sylvatica L.
1991 summer lime tree Tilia platyphyllos Scop.
1992 mountain elm tree Ulmus glabra Huds.
1993 Speierling Sorbus domestica L.
1994 European Eibe Taxus baccata L.
1995 pointed maple Acer of platanoides L.
1996 Hainbuche Carpinus betulus L.
1997 Eberesche Sorbus aucuparia L.
1998 game pear Pyrus COMM universities L.
1999 silver pasture Salix alba L.
2000 Sandbirke Betula pendula Roth
2001 ash Fraxinus excelsior L.
2002 Wacholder of June Peru COMM universities L.
2003 Schwarzerle Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gärtn.
2004 white fir Abies alba Mill.
2005 usual Rosskastanie Aesculus hippocastanum L.
2006 Schwarzpappel Populus nigra L.

tree of the millenium

to the thousands of years change explained „the Kuratorium tree of the yearly “ to the Ginkgo biloba as the memorial for environmental protection and peace, and as the tree of the millenium.

criteria for the choice

In principle each domestic tree species can become “tree of the yearly”. The criteria orient themselves also at the ecological meaning and the rarity or threateningness of the tree, in the foreground stand however the clearing-up of the population over the characteristics selected of in each caseTrees.


among other things are the following organizations of members of the Kuratoriums:

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