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Celebrating Special Trees

Voting has opened for Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year contenders for 2018

Run by Woodland Trust, voting is now open to crown a winner in the annual Tree of the Year competition.

The competition throws the spotlight on the nation's best trees, with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland taking part in regionalised voting to crown a winner in each country.

Following public nominations earlier in the year, a panel of judges chose finalists which are now heading to the public vote.

The process is simple - the tree with the most votes wins. As well as putting the nation's best trees on the map, the awards - supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery - offer a £1,000 tree care award for each winning tree. This might be spent on works to benefit the tree's health, signage or a community celebration.

Sanjay Singh, Senior Programmes Manager at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "From botanical oddities to trees with historic connections or simply at the heart of their communities – these are great examples of trees which are cherished. I hope the competition will encourage more people to seek them out, enjoy them and vote for them."

Each region, thanks to the public vote, will have its own champion.

Find out more about the contenders and vote for your favourite tree. Online voting is open until 9am on 8th October.

To date, People's Postcode Lottery players have raised over £8.9 Million for Woodland Trust.

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Voting for Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year competition is open until 9am on 8th October

"I am delighted that players of People's Postcode Lottery are supporting this celebration of the nation's best loved trees."

Sanjay Singh, Senior Programmes Manager at People's Postcode Lottery

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