Tree of the Year 2017

Veteran beech tree in Ballathie North Wood, Perthshire (Photo: WTML/J Howden)

From elegant cherry trees to towering elms, do you have a tree with an interesting story that is special to you, your friends and family or your community? Tree of the Year returns for the fourth year and we're once again calling for your most beautiful, interesting and quirky special trees. And nominations are now open!

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Nominate your Tree of the Year

Nominations are open to any living tree in the UK with a story to tell and any individual, group or organisation can enter a tree until midnight on Sunday 30 July.

From these nominations, judges will create shortlists for each nation (Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Then the public will vote for the winners in each country. This year we will be selecting just one tree from this public vote to represent the UK in Europe.

The winning trees from previous years are excluded from nomination but previous entries are permitted – if you need some inspiration read more about previously nominated trees.

A bit of ‘Tree LC’

This year, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are offering up to £1000 in tree care awards to the most successful trees. Together, we will help them live longer and thrive.

Tree Care Awards are designed to help your tree live a prosperous and healthy life. They can be used for arboricultural surveys or other maintenance, interpretation or even to support a community event in celebration of the tree.

Please read our Terms and Conditions for more details.

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