Oak with the hid­den heart

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

TREE cheers please for the 650-year-old Pol­ish oak, which has been voted Euro­pean Tree of the Year for 2017.

Sit­u­ated on the My­ciel­ski fam­ily es­tate in the south-east of the coun­try, Oak Josef served dur­ing the Sec­ond World War as a hide­out for two Jewish broth­ers who es­caped from a Nazi labour camp.

The com­pe­ti­tion is or­gan­ised by the En­vi­ron­men­tal Part­ner­ship As­so­ci­a­tion to pro­mote the preser­va­tion of old trees.

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