Woodland Trust launches Tree of the Year competition

Search is on for most loved tree

Search is on for most loved tree

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A tree which has a special place in your heart can now be shared with the rest of the country.

The Woodland Trust is appealing for people to nominate their favourite into the Tree of the Year competition.

The charity believes the nation has one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in Europe, and is confident of finding a winner in one of the nation's many forests or fields.

The tree does not have to be ancient – a favourite tree of any age, size or species can be nominated as long as it is located in England.

Whether it has a personal connection, a link to a significant date in history, a link to historical figure, or for any other reason; all are eligible.

Later in the year the charity will create a shortlist from all entries and the public will be given the chance to vote which tree to put forward for England’s Tree of the Year.

Beccy Speight, Woodland Trust chief executive, added: “Many trees that we take for granted in our everyday lives have stood the test of time and have so many stories to tell.

"We want people to give these cherished trees the recognition they deserve by nominating them in this contest."

To submit an entry visit woodlandtrust.org.uk

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5:02pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

My favourite tree is the Balloon Tree near Stamford Bridge on the A166. It's the only tree I know that serves excellent bacon sandwiches with a nice cup of Rosy Lee!

Pity the beautiful original oak was felled for "disease" reasons some years ago. Sigh!
My favourite tree is the Balloon Tree near Stamford Bridge on the A166. It's the only tree I know that serves excellent bacon sandwiches with a nice cup of Rosy Lee! Pity the beautiful original oak was felled for "disease" reasons some years ago. Sigh! Garrowby Turnoff
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5:06pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Not much of a competition name, is it? It needs something more media-friendly. Why not "Have I Got Yews For Yew?", "Who Wants To Be A Maidenhair", "Spruce's Big Night" or "Are You Smarter Than A Ten-Year Oak?"? Maybe "Celebri- tree Big Brother"?

Personally I quite like "The Axe Factor"...
Not much of a competition name, is it? It needs something more media-friendly. Why not "Have I Got Yews For Yew?", "Who Wants To Be A Maidenhair", "Spruce's Big Night" or "Are You Smarter Than A Ten-Year Oak?"? Maybe "Celebri- tree Big Brother"? Personally I quite like "The Axe Factor"... Ignatius Lumpopo
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9:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

aflaxensaxon says...

There was a tree in tanghall park near the bowling greens. looked to us as kids, it had been planted upside down. i think it must have been a 'walking stick tree' that was my all time favorite tree. gone now and no photo's. the lions head may still be there though.
There was a tree in tanghall park near the bowling greens. looked to us as kids, it had been planted upside down. i think it must have been a 'walking stick tree' that was my all time favorite tree. gone now and no photo's. the lions head may still be there though. aflaxensaxon
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