Vote for Lonely Tree as EUROPEAN Tree of the Year 2015
You can vote throughout February 2015 by going to this page…
UPDATE 05-03-15: Voting is now complete. Wales tree placed 10th with 1548 votes.
See the final scores here…
“I’m strongly supporting it as Wales’ entry in the European Tree of the Year Award because it symbolises just how important even individual trees can be local communities across Wales and indeed the world.
“It was so important to the people of Llanfyllin that, when it blew down, they came together to try and save it, a lesson to us all.”
– Iolo Williams, Welsh Nature Observer
“The Lonely Tree, Wales’ favourite of our many ancient trees, has been a loved landmark for centuries. Such old trees remember us and our ancestors in every growth-ring. They heard our secrets, trysts and treacheries, witnessed history, marked the travellor’s way home.”
– Gillian Clarke, Wales’s National Poet
Llanfyllin’s Lonely Tree won Welsh Tree of the Year 2014 and has been put forward as Wales’s entry into the European Tree of the Year 2015 competition.
IOLO UNVEILING THE COMMEMORATIVE STONE
MORE ABOUT THE TREE
- ITV News [ 19th February 2015 ]
- Lonely Tree Takes on the Whole of Europe [ 1st February 2015 ]
- Listen out for Lonely Tree [ 20th November 2014 ]
- Lonely Tree on Radio Wales and Radio Cymru – listen now [ 25th November 2014 ]
- Lonely Tree wins Welsh Tree of the Year 2014 [ 24th October 2014 ]
- Lonely Tree up for Welsh Tree of the Year 2014 [ 20th August 2014 ]
- The Many Lives of Lonely Tree [ 27th July 2014 ]
- Tea at the Tree photos [ 20th April 2014 ]
- Welsh town celebrates fallen ‘Lonely Tree’ in style with hilltop book launch [ 1st April 2014 ]
- Press Pack : Lonely Tree Book Launch [ 1st April 2014 ]
- Lonely Tree on BBC TV – if you missed it [ 14th March 2014 ]
- Donate to Llanfyllin’s Fallen Lonely Tree Appeal [ 20th February 2014 ]
- YouTube playlist
An appeal for donations towards the preservation and upkeep of the Lonely Tree has been set up.
You can donate directly to this project using the button below – naming the amount you’d like to give.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
- Lonely Tree book sold out but available as a download [ 22nd August 2014 ]
- Press pack for the book “Lonely Tree – My Story”
VISITING THE TREE
The tree is accessible via a nearby footpath. The path can be muddy and is quite steep in parts.
The footpath can be reached from Derwlwyn Lane (also known as Delwyn Lane) on the outskirts of Llanfyllin.
Following Delwyn Lane takes you over the old railway bridge, a bridge over the Cain river, past a sharp turn to the left and then a cattle grid. Shortly after you pass the sewage works, there’s a small stream coming off the hillside, just after this, turn northwards (left) and follow the track uphill.
You’ll pass a small spring (Jack Saddler’s Well) on your left that streams along the path and then there’s a wide up-sloping valley. Aim for the signpost at the top. Once you’re at the crest, look for the path leading right. The tree is about 100 yards south-west from this point.
Please be aware that although most of the walk up is a public footpath, the tree itself and the path leading to it is on private land. The Lewis family have kindly allowed access to the tree. Also sheep graze on the site, so please keep dogs under control.
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If you’re into Geocaching, there is a small cache very close by!
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