Scotland's Tree of the Year Competition

News story posted: 04/07/2019

A previous runner up in the competition is this sycamore tree nominated by Beauly Community Council from the Scottish Highlands area.Picture: Niall Benvie/WTMLBeauly Priory Sycamore - previous runner-up in Scotland's Tree of the YearThe competition to find Scotland’s tree of the year is open and individuals and community groups including community councils are encouraged to nominate a tree in your area.


The national contest, run by the Woodland Trust, celebrates the trees across the UK with the most special stories and any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree until noon on 19 July.


It may be a tree from your childhood that you remember climbing or a tree that you sheltered under during a downpour, whatever the reason, it’s your chance to nominate your favourite tree for some Tree LC!


With support from the People’s Postcode Lottery, up to £1,000 in tree care awards are available to the most successful or deserving trees in the competition to be properly cared for and valued, for generations to come.


An independent panel of experts will choose a shortlist from the entries submitted and the winners will then be decided by public vote later in the year.


Community Councils have been very successful nominating finalists in the past with the Scottish winner in 2017 coming from Kirkwall and St Ola community council.


Further details and how to nominate are available from the Woodland Trust.

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