Top of the tree pops

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

MEM­BERS of the pub­lic have just four days left to vote for their favourite tree in Eng­land, Wales, Scot­land and North­ern Ire­land.

Oc­to­ber 9, the Wood­land Trust will re­ward each win­ner with a ‘Tree LC’ care grant of £1,000, which can go to­wards things such as ar­bori­cul­tur­al­ist checks and cel­e­bra­tory events; in ad­di­tion, any tree that re­ceives more than 1,000 votes will get a £500 grant.

This year’s short­list of 28 in­cludes the ‘mother of all mod­ern Bramley ap­ple trees’ in Not­ting­hamshire, planted in 1809; a sy­camore in the Trossachs, Scot­land, whose trunk has swal­lowed up a bi­cy­cle, an an­chor and a horse’s bri­dle; the epony­mous mul­berry bush of nurs­ery-rhyme fame, in West York­shire; an oak by the River Tay un­der which Scot­land’s most fa­mous reels were writ­ten; the 500-year-old

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