It was officially announced this morning that Lonely Tree, the Welsh entry in the European Tree of the Year 2015 had earned 10th place with over 1500 votes.
Wales’s favourite tree beat France, Italy, Belgium and Ireland in the online voting competition that took place throughout February. Estonia’s Oak in the middle of a football field took first place with almost 60,000 votes, narrowly beating Hungary’s Great Plane of Tata.
England was placed sixth with 9,941 votes and Scotland ninth with 4,193 votes.
Rob McBride of the Woodland Trust commented on the Welsh effort, saying “Congrats to all of those that worked so hard to promote this great tree.”
You can see the final polling here…
Or visit the European Tree of the Year website for further information on the competition.
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