European Tree of the Year 2017
The results of European Tree of the Year 2017 have been announced, with Wales’ Brimmon Oak coming in a respectable 2nd place with 16,203 votes! The winning tree was the Oak Józef of Poland, which won with 17,597.
England’s Sycamore Gap Tree came 5th with 7,123 votes, Northern Ireland’s Holm Oak of Kilbroney Park came 6th with 7,101 votes, and Scotland’s Ding Dong tree came 8th with 6,327 votes.
The purpose of the European Tree of the Year contest is to highlight the significance of trees across Europe that deserve our care and protection. The European Tree of the Year contest doesn't focus on beauty, size or age but rather on the tree's story and its connection to people. It looks for trees that have become a part of the wider community.
Hear the champions of each tree interviewed on BBC Radio 2