The Lonely Tree, the emblem of Llanfyllin, has long been loved by generations of locals and visitors and since it was blown over in a great storm on February 12th 2014, it has become known to lovers of trees from all over Europe, and now you can help with the plans for the future Lonely Tree and have a great collection of photos of the tree in all its glories a useful 2016 A4 landscape calendar.
The tree’s wider celebrity began with Llanfyllin Civic Society’s sell-out book Lonely Tree – My Story. Then it was voted one of the top three in National Trust Wales’s Most Loved Places in Wales and voted as the Woodland Trust’s Welsh Tree of the Year 2014 – where the commemorative stone was unveiled by Welsh environmentalist Iolo Williams. Finally it was voted as one of the Top Ten Most-Loved Trees in the European Tree of the Year Competition 2015.
Now we have another event. A large number of brilliant photos of Lonely Tree have been taken over the years and the Lonely Tree Committee has published a selection of the best pictures as the Lonely Tree Calendar for 2016. And what pictures they are. Here’s Tea at the Tree in March last year and Iolo unveiling the Tree of the Year stone in April. Here’s Lonely Tree in all seasons – locked in frost, scorched brown, covered in snow. Here it is at dawn and dusk…
This is a unique souvenir of Lonely Tree – and a well-designed practical calendar. It’s a bilingual limited edition – it won’t be repeated – and we hope that everyone will want one to hang on their wall – or give as a Christmas present – and then store it away as a beautiful record of our Lonely Tree. It’s available now at the Corner Shop in Llanfyllin for £6.99 – all proceeds to the Lonely Tree Committee. Don’t miss it.
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