Poll Tree of the Year 2019: we present the finalists of the 17th year of the all-Slovak tree competition!
Large-leaved Linden (Tilia platyphyllos)
Park in Dolná Streda
Approximate age: 250 years, Trunk circumference: 352 cm, Tree height: 21 m
At the suggestion of a priest and teacher, Ferdinand Juriga, in 1933 they had a monument erected to the fallen heroes of the First World War on Kostolné náměstí in Dolní Streda, and they planted ten young lindens around him. The square is still decorated with its symmetrical growth and fairy-tale bifurcation, as well as the 250-year-old linden tree. Every year, full of flowers, the handcuffs of visitors to the park and the inhabitants of Dolná Streda have long since grown to heart. Unfortunately, most of the records of history and deeds that took place in the village were stolen from the rich parish and municipal archives by hitherto unknown "people".