Vote for your favourite tree to receive some tender loving care
The Woodland Trust have opened their nominations for 'Tree of the year' 2020, a competition which highlights and celebrates special trees across the nation whilst offering awards that are intended to help protect, support and ensure a healthy future for your special tree. The funding (supported by The People's Postcode lottery) could cover necessary immediate management through to providing interpretative or educational materials designed for community engagement and long-term care.
Your chosen tree could be a much-loved landmark or one in your garden, and of any shape or size. Some previous winners include an ancient oak that is said to have served as a medieval courthouse, a young copper beech tree in the playground of a Scottish primary school and a Welsh parkland sweet chestnut you can stand inside.
In line with with Government instructions, the Woodland Trust are asking all those involved to avoid making unnecessary journeys to photograph trees but instead find an image online or nominate a local tree with a story to tell.
Nominations close at noon on 29 June 2020. Entries will then be shortlisted by a panel of independent experts before facing a public vote later in the year. For more information and terms and conditions please visit their website.