PHOTOS Unusual looking cork oak elected as France's 'Tree of the Year 2018'

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Unusual looking cork oak elected as France's 'Tree of the Year 2018'

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13:22, February 16, 2019

An unusual looking cork oak has been elected as France's "Tree of the Year 2018" and will represent France competing in the "European Tree of the Year 2019" contest on February 28, 2019. /VCG Photo

The cork oak stood out for its particular form of trunk resembling a large bird, which is believed to have been caused by weather, hence its name "Arbarucellu," which denotes tree-bird in the Corsican language. /VCG Photo

It is estimated to be between 15 and 18 meters high and measures 4.8 meters in circumference. /VCG Photo

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