Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin named Welsh Tree of the Year

by | Oct 21, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

The Woodland Trust has named the Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin as its Welsh Tree of the Year.

The Powys landmark – a Scots pine – was blown down in February after standing for more than 200 years.

The town council and a group of local people have attempted to keep the tree alive by covering its roots with 30 tonnes of soil.

“It’s put Llanfyllin on the map. It shows what the Lonely Tree means to the community. When it succumbed to the winds in February the community pulled together to save it. Many thanks to everyone who voted, locally and nationally.” – CLLR PETER LEWIS, OWNER OF THE LONELY TREE

The results were:

  • The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin 25%
  • The Discoed Yew 23%
  • The Rhandirmwyn Oak 20%
  • The Curley Oak 10%
  • The Pentrefoelas Horse Chestnut 6%
  • The Bryn Gwalia Oak 5%
  • The Crooked Oak on the Cleddau 5%
  • The Pen-y-Worlod Wishing Oak 5%

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