European Tree of the Year 2017

The four UK nominees for European Tree of the Year (Photo: WTML)

The winners of UK Tree of the Year are now competing to be named European Tree of the Year, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The nominees from England, Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales are:

England - The ‘Sycamore Gap’ tree

Scotland - The ‘Ding Dong’ tree

Northern Ireland - The Holm Oak

Wales - The Brimmon Oak

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.

We need you to vote from 1 to 28 February 2017. You will be able to see each tree’s number of votes live online until 22 February when they will become hidden from view. The final results will then be announced at an Award ceremony in Brussels on 21 March.

Hear the champions of each tree interviewed on BBC Radio 2


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