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Trees. What’s not to love? Help us find the nation’s Tree of the Year 2018!
The hunt for 2018’s Tree of the Year is on! The Woodland Trust is calling for the public’s nominations to find the nation’s favourite tree.
The contest, now in its fifth year throws the spotlight on the UK’s best trees to help drive up interest in their value and protection. And it seems there’s still a way to go with policy makers.
Jill Butler of the Woodland Trust said: “Easily overlooked and routinely undervalued, trees need their moment in the sun. At this point last year we called for changes to planning policy that would strengthen protection for ancient trees in England, and also in Wales. We’re still waiting to hear if this will be the case1. Meanwhile, more trees have come down needlessly in our towns and cities and calls to save important trees from infrastructure plans such as HS2 have been rejected.
“And so we’re asking the public to nominate their personal favourites and put a public value on these natural treasures. If a certain tree means something to you personally, or a tree in your life has witnessed part of our history or been a part of a community for generations, nominate it for the Tree of the Year crown before August 6.”
As well as putting our best trees on the map, the competition - supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery – offers a £1,000 tree care award for a winning tree in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The money can be used to arrange a ‘Tree-LC’ health check from a qualified arboriculturalist, provide interpretation or educational materials or simply just hold a celebratory event in honour of the tree.