Since 1989, the "Tree of the Year" board of trustees has drawn attention to 18 tree species that are of importance for various fields. The overview briefly outlines the reasons for the selection by the Board of Trustees as well as some tree and wood characteristics. Part 2 presents the trees from 1998 to 2006: Wild pear (Pyrus communis L., var. pyraster L.), white willow (Salix alba L.), sand birch (Betula pendula Roth.), ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.), juniper (Juniperus communis L. ), black alder (Alnus glutinosa Gaertn.), silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.), black poplar (Populus nigra L.), ginkgo (Ginko biloba L.).