4. The Céron park rain tree, Martinique
This exquisite 300-year-old rain tree (Albizia saman
) is a lucky one – it gets to live in Le Prêcheur, Martinique. (Which isn't on the European continent per se, but is an overseas region of France and is thus eligible.) This giant beauty is registered as one of the largest trees in the Lesser Antilles and has remarkably survived all of the island’s cyclones, as well as the eruption of Mount Pelée volcano in 1902.
INDEX: Oak Józef | Brimmon Oak | Lime Tree at Lipka | Céron Park Rain Tree | Sycamore Gap Tree | Holm Oak | Nasalevtsi Church Sessile Oak | "Ding Dong" Tree | Plane Tree from Slovakia | Spanish Aprisquillo Pine