Nov 10 2020

Survivor Tree wins Scotland Tree of the Year

Thousands of people across the UK voted for their favourite trees from those that were nominated and shortlisted.  Members of the public and communities had nominated special trees they feel passionately about for their cultural, heritage and ecological value.

 

Our winner in Scotland was the Survivor Tree Carrifran Valley in the Borders. 

 

You can read more here and see a beautiful video about this lovely rowan tree that symbolises so well how this landscape has changed for the better after trees have returned to a barren and overgrazed valley: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/tree-of-the-year/

 

You might have seen Charles Dundas, our Scotland Public Affairs Manager, currently seconded to the Borders Forest Trust, talking about the tree on BBC Landward.

 

Here are some more photos of this wonderful winning tree and its home.

 

The incredibly inspiring Fi Martynoga from Carrifran Wildwood. Fi nominated the tree for Tree of the Year.

 

 

 

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