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‘Magnificent’ yew in abbey’s grounds topped as Woodland Belief Tree of the Yr


“magnificent” yew tree which is believed to be greater than 500 years outdated and lies throughout the grounds of a ruined abbey has been topped the Woodland Belief’s Tree of the Yr.

The Waverley Abbey yew, which is rooted contained in the ruined monastery close to Farnham, Surrey, was deemed the cream of the crop this 12 months.

The competition, in its eighth 12 months, goals to place the highlight on the nation’s favorite timber to spotlight how essential they’re within the battle in opposition to local weather change.

The yew will now characterize the UK within the European tree of the 12 months competitors.

The yew clinched victory with 16% of the votes, carefully adopted by the Portal Tree in Midlothian, a rowan which grows within the grounds of considered one of Scotland’s most well-known, historic homes; and a layering horse chestnut tree in Kedleston, Derbyshire.

Tom Reed, citizen science officer for the Historic Tree Stock on the Woodland Belief, mentioned: “It’s nice to see that this magnificent tree has been recognised as tree of the 12 months 2022 and the best way the tree is rooted throughout the ruins of the abbey is a good image of the truth that our historical timber are intertwined with different facets of our cultural heritage.”

Dr Michael Carter, English Heritage senior properties historian, added that the tree is a “actually spectacular reminder of the passage of time and a really worthy winner of tree of the 12 months”.

Extra info on the competition will be discovered right here.

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