An important or threatened tree species is always selected as Tree of the Year.
In 2016, the oak tree was chosen. This species of tree also occurs in the Vienna Woods. Due to its extensive root system, the oak tree can obtain water from great depths and can therefore survive long and intense periods of heat and drought. This deciduous tree is a veritable survivor, lending its name to various animals and offering shelter. Oak wood is greatly valued by the wood industry.
Detailed information on the Tree of the Year can be found at: www.bundesforste.at
My wish: Please send me photos of oak trees for publication.