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Voting Closes on 24 September

Beltingham Yew

The Woodland Trust's annual competition, now in its seventh year, shines a light on the nation's best trees to help drive up interest in their value and protection.

A sycamore laced with shoes, an oak bound in chains and a yew said to be more than 1,000 years old are among the contenders vying to be named England's Tree of the Year 2020.

Ten trees have been shortlisted and members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite.

Chief executive Darren Moorcroft said the number of public nominations doubled this spring during lockdown.

'Lockdown had so many of us slowing down and taking more note of nature on our doorsteps, a boost for our mental health and wellbeing', he said.
'At a time when we're fighting both a climate and nature crisis, it is undeniable that trees are needed now more than ever'.

Voting is officially open for England's Tree of the Year 2020 CLICK HERE TO VOTE — members of the public can look at the shortlist and cast a vote on the Woodland Trust website, with voting closing on 24 September.

Don't forget that we have some pretty amazing ancient woodland right here on the Sandstone Ridge and which we have featured previously CLICK HERE.