But choosing a favourite tree is what the Woodland Trust is currently asking us to do!
It's time to nominate your favourite tree for the Tree of the Year contest.
Your favourite tree may be the most beautiful tree in your local area or the oldest inhabitant of your hometown, a founding figure in your region’s identity, a natural monument in the nation’s story or a tree that is under a particular threat from development.
Nominations are open to any living tree in the UK that has a story to tell. Anyone can nominate a tree and the contest closes on 19 July, so time to get your thinking cap on!
You can find out more and nominate a tree here.
Here are just a few of my favourite trees in Edinburgh
Dalkeith Country Park
Do you have a favourite tree?