TREE OF THE YEAR 2014

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LATEST NEWS...ENGLISH TREE OF THE YEAR NAMED...THE MAJOR OAK in Sherwood Forest, click link above or READ MORE >

LATEST NEWS...WELSH TREE OF THE YEAR NAMED...THE LONELY TREE at Llanfyllin, click link above or READ MORE >

For details of each of the above UK country's contest to find their TREE OF THE YEAR 2014 please click on the relevant icon above which will take you to the Woodland Trust's website. They are the organisers of the competitions. To see details of the European Tree of the Year contest click the top right icon above.

For a brief view of each country's trees see below... Scroll down to see Wales & England.

Scotland... has held a Tree of the Year contest for the last two years. Rory Syme has organised the contest for Woodland Trust Scotland.

This year Scotland has 6 great trees in their quest to find the Scottish tree of the Year 2014. The winner will go forward to the European Tree of the Year 2015 Contest. This annual event will be held March 2015 in the EU Parliament in Brussles. Last year Scotland had Niel Gow's Oak entered into the contest. It gained 1,740 votes. 

Voting starts this coming Monday 8th September until October 26th.

The Fortingall Yew – nominated by Glen Lyon History Society

Queen Mary’s Tree – nominated by Cumbernauld Community Council

The Kissing Beech – nominated by the Ancient Tree Forum

The Clachan Oak – nominated by Balfron Community Council

Lady’s Tree – nominated by the Scottish Wildlife Trust

The Gowk Tree – nominated by Moffat Wildlife Club

Visit Woodland Trust Scotland trees page here... READ MORE >

 

Wales... had their first tree entered into the European Tree of the Year in 2013. The Oak at the Gate of the Dead gained over 1,000 votes. See photos of this great tree... HERE > 

This year for the first time, Coed Cadw (Woodland Trust Wales) has organised a larger competition to find their best cultural tree with eight trees being short-listed to win the title Welsh Tree of the Year 2014. Living next door to Wales I have been fortunate enough to visit and 'get to know' some of their amazing entries into the contest. Rory Francis has organised the contest for Coed Cadw / Woodland Trust Wales.

The Bryn Gwalia Oak: (Nominated by Bryn Gwalia school Mold North Wales)

The Pentrefoelas Horse Chestnut: (Nominated by the children of years 3 to 6 Ysgol Pentrefoelas)

The Rhandirmwyn Oak: Nominated by Nerys Jones

The Pen-y-Worlod Wishing Oak: Nominated by Mt Michael Reed

The Lonely Tree Llanfyllin, Powys: Nominated by Peter Lewis

The Curly Oak: Wentwood Forest nominated by Gavin Hyatt, Wentwood Timber Centre

The Discoed Yew: Nominated by Edward Storey, Friends of St. Michael's Discoed

Visit Coed Cadw's /Woodland Trust Wales trees page here... READ MORE >

 

England... BREAKING NEWS 14th Nov. 2014 And the WINNER is... READ MORE >

 

This is the first year that England has had a tree of the Year contest. The Woodland Trust are organisers of the contest and are still asking for nominations for great cultural trees with stories to tell, until the 19th September 2014. The winner will go forward to the European Tree of the Year Contest.

This annual event will be held March 2015 in Brussles.
Last year I hosted the awards ceremony in the EU Parliament (See video) HERE >  
I also promised that England would enter a tree, so I am really chuffed that the Wooodland Trust have done this.

We now just wait for all nominations to be in and then they will be looked at and an amount to be decided will go through to the public voting time period in October 2014. As of 4th Sept 2014 there are 175 nominations. Chris Hickman has organised the contest for Woodland Trust.

Visit Woodland Trust England trees page and see the amazing trees and their stories... READ MORE >