Voters have Suspended to Get a Shrub overseeing a flooded village in the Czech Republic at the European Trophy of the Year Contest.
The 350-year-old walnut, also known as Guardian of the Flooded Village, sits over the village of Chudobín, which was flooded because of the building of a dam.
According to legend, a devil sat beneath the walnut in the evening time and played the violin. But, it’s more probable they had been hearing the powerful winds blowing over the valley.
The outcomes of the contest is usually held in the European Parliament in Brussels, but have been transferred on the internet in the aftermath of this coronavirus outbreak.
“We wondered how to communicate the happiness of the outcomes to sixteen European communities. Finally, we joined the shrub tales and personal testimonies of their initial 3 finalists to a movie that may now be viewed and shared among tree lovers across boundaries,” said Josef Jary in the Environmental Partnership Association, the competition organizer.
A shrub in Croatia came with 28,060, while third followed close behind in Russia.
A total of 285,174 individuals participate in voting.
Listed below are a few of the other contenders.
The competition states it highlights the importance of trees from the cultural and natural heritage of Europe and also the significance of the ecosystem solutions trees supply. It does not judge the top looking tree but seems a shrub using a narrative, one suspended in the lives and work of those people and the neighborhood which surrounds it.