Now, preparations have already started for the European tree of the Year 2015.
Scottish Tree of the Year is a new competition organised by the Woodland Trust Scotland, which aims to find the nation’s best loved trees. The competition is open to any living tree in Scotland that has a great story to tell, and anybody can nominate a tree. Applications close on Friday 9 May. An independent panel of judges will shortlist six trees and in September, the public will vote for the winner. The winner of the competition will go on to be Scotland’s entry in the European Tree of the Year competition in 2015.
If you have a favourite tree, how about blogging about it through the year? Tree Following is a project set up by Lucy Corrander, which encourages people to blog at least monthly about a chosen tree and the animals and plants associated with it. I haven't decided whether to take part yet!
This project is similar to Tree Year, which I took part in back in 2011. As you will see if you follow the link, I observed one of the cherry trees opposite our flat and a group of hornbeams along the Water of Leith.
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