Nominate your Tree of the Year in contest

This black poplar in the grounds of Acklington Church of England First School was in the running to win last year's award. Picture by Jane Coltman
This black poplar in the grounds of Acklington Church of England First School was in the running to win last year's award. Picture by Jane Coltman

The Woodland Trust is seeking nominations for the Tree of the Year, with the prospect of extra years of life for the most popular entries.

The competition, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is open to any living tree in the UK that has a story behind it – from long-standing legends through to memorials or personal connections.

Following nominations, a panel of experts will draw up a shortlist of trees to go to a public vote. Trees of the Year will be named in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The winning trees and any that receive more than 1,000 votes will receive a bespoke Tree LC pamper package to improve their lives.

Each country’s individual Tree of the Year will go on to represent that nation in the European Tree of the Year competition.

To nominate by the deadline of July 29, visit woodlandtrust.org.uk/treeoftheyear