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Vote for 2017's Tree of the Year!

It's time once again to discover some of the country's most fascinating trees and vote for your Tree of the Year.

Earlier in the summer we asked people to nominate a 'tree with a story', personal, communal, historical or just plain odd! We received them in their bucket-load from all corners of the UK, before asking teams of crack judges in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to select the chosen few.

The Meavy Oak in Devon  (Photo credit: Julian Hight).
The Meavy Oak in Devon (Photo credit: Julian Hight).

A tree which grew from a sapling pulled from the mud of Passchendaele, another which inspired the scouting movement and a yew which ‘bleeds’ are some of the 28 nominations shortlisted across the four nations. 10 in total in England and six each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You have until 8 October to cast a vote for your favourite tree, simply the one with the most votes in each nation will be crowned the winner.

The 'Bleeding Yew' in Nevern (Photo credit: Mark Zytynski)
The 'Bleeding Yew' in Nevern (Photo credit: Mark Zytynski)

Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the shortlisted trees are also in with a chance of winning a £1,000 care award. The award can be used to arrange a health check from an arboriculturist, provide interpretation or educational materials or simply hold a celebratory event in honour of the tree.

We gave away thousands of pounds to trees shortlisted last year and many are already putting the grants to use.

To view all the shortlists and cast your votes take a look at our Tree of the Year pages before October 9.