Tree of the Year winner … And the winner is…

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December 20, 2016

Tree of the Year winner … And the winner is…

You may recall that back in July we were talking about the Woodland Trust’s fantastic Tree of the Year competition. Well, the nominations have been judged and finally a winner has been announced.

The winner is not only a beautiful tree in its own right, situated in a remarkable position along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland – it’s even appeared in a rather famous film! “The Sycamore Gap” tree featured in the 2001 blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It’s a really worthy winner, but when you glance through the nominations you really start to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the trees we’re lucky enough to have around us in the UK.

You can read more about the nominees at the Woodland Trust’s website here.  There really are some stunning examples in here, and some have some really interesting history attached to them as well. Ever wondered where the nursery rhyme “Here we go round the mulberry bush” came from? Have a read! And if you’d like to see the winners and nominees for the rest of the UK, you can see all of them here.