SAVE OUR GIANTS

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Local school children at the 'open air classroom' The Brimmon Oak

 

 

 

 


SAVE OUR GIANTS - Our plea to the Welsh Govt - 
Please name the new road after one of the most well known trees in the World!
The Ancient Welsh Oak tree that 'BENT A BYPASS' .... that 'MOVED A MOTORWAY'

Welsh sheep farmer and owner of the famous Brimmon Oak, Mervyn Lloyd Jones & Tree hunter Rob McBride are hoping to make ’HisTree’ if our petition to the Welsh Govt is successful

We are calling on them to name the new £80M? Road that passes above Newtown ‘The Newtown Brimmon Oak Bypass’. As far as we know this would be the first road in Wales/ the UK named after a famous ancient Welsh Oak tree.
(From an original idea by Sean Harding Director Treespect CIC)

>>>>>>>>    Sign the petition here . The Newtown Brimmon Oak Bypass   <<<<<<<<<<

The petition closes Monday 2nd July so please, please do sign & share, diolch/thanks Mervyn & Rob


 

#Walk4Trees Event -  Saturday 30th June 2018 12 noon – 14:30

Location:  Shortbridge Street Car Park, Newtown, Powys. SY16 1BG

This coming SATURDAY (30th June) a group of walkers will set out at 12 noon from the ancient  Black Poplar in the main car park off Shortbridge Street in Newtown to the Brimmon Oak. (Approx 1.5 Miles, town roads to steep hill to navigate, and finally across agricultural land)

MAP DETAILS BELOW



To promote & highlight the plight of Wales’ magnificent ancient trees Rob McBride has embarked upon a  80 mile trek, a #Walk4Trees down the borders of Wales & England, navigating as he goes, by the ancient trees of the countryside. These stunning hidden gems of the countryside are quite often the last vestiges of important cultural landscapes that have long disappeared  and provide the only clues to the intricate heritage of the Welsh & English borders. Trees like the Oak at the Gate of the Dead on the battle of Crogen site just below Chirk Castle. The Buttington Oak, a 1,000 year old Welsh oak that fell more recently

The Brimmon Oak - This is not just any old oak though. It is a star amongst the trees, a TV & Radio ‘CelebriTree’ and has been widely acclaimed right across the UK & Europe. First gaining the title of Welsh Tree of the Year 2016, then being named UK TOTY 2016 on a Channel 4 documentary presented by well known tv personality ,Ardal O’Hanlan, and finally coming a creditable runner-up in the European TOTY 2017 when it lost out to the Polish oak that saved a family of 6 Jews from the Nazi’s by hiding for 3 months inside the tree and fed by locals at night under threat of execution. Oak Jozef, Rob McB visited in Feb 2017. (FILMS/PICS Etc)

Sadly, these ancient trees have little, if no protection (yes really), and this petition is aiming to try to change this situation and to #SaveOurGiants .

More details can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/190002764992526/

Please do help via Social media using the hashtags  #SaveOurGiants #Walk4Trees #TreesInNeed #TREEspect

 


#TreeTourism #Walk4Trees #HiddenGiants #MyBESTTrees !
A new #TreeTrail has been created using the brilliant TiCL APP more details to follow


 

Notes: Rob McBride is joint founder & director of Treespect CIC
TREEspect CIC IS A COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY (Not-For-Profit), WHOSE AIM IS TO ENGAGE AND WORK WITH COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO ENABLE THEM TO FORGE CLOSER RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR TREES.

More information can be obtained from Rob McBride: +44 7814526077 bazmcbride@hotmail.com @thetreehunter (Twitter) 

Welsh speaker Ken Davies can be in attendance for interviews.

 


DETAILS of the ePETITION

e-Petition: Newtown Brimmon Oak Bypass

We the undersigned call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to consider our proposal to officially name the much needed, & historic, new road section of the A483, the ‘Newtown Brimmon Oak bypass’. 

In recognition of the enormously positive publicity and attention that one of the most significant ‘Natural Monuments’ of Montgomeryshire, namely the Brimmon Oak, has brought to Newtown, to the region and to Wales. 

Firstly becoming ‘Welsh Tree of the year’, followed by winning the title of ‘UK Tree of the year’ shown on national TV , and ultimately, in being awarded second place in the highly prestigious European Tree of the year contest (2017) in a much reported ceremony in the EU Parliament Brussels. We feel that this culturally significant ancient Welsh Oak tree that has now become known throughout Wales, the UK & indeed around the globe be honoured in this ultimately fitting manner. 


 

 

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#Walk4Trees Event -  Saturday 30th June 2018 12 noon – 14:30

Location:  Shortbridge Street Car Park, Newtown, Powys. SY16 1BG

 

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