‘Magnificent’ yew in abbey’s grounds topped as Woodland Belief Tree of the 12 months

‘Magnificent’ yew in abbey’s grounds topped as Woodland Belief Tree of the 12 months


“magnificent” yew tree which is believed to be greater than 500 years outdated and lies inside the grounds of a ruined abbey has been topped the Woodland Belief’s Tree of the 12 months.

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

The competition, in its eighth yr, goals to place the highlight on the nation’s favorite bushes to spotlight how vital they’re within the battle towards local weather change.

The yew will now signify the UK within the European tree of the yr competitors.

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

Tom Reed, citizen science officer for the Historical Tree Stock on the Woodland Belief, stated: “It’s nice to see that this magnificent tree has been recognised as tree of the yr 2022 and the way in which the tree is rooted inside the ruins of the abbey is a good image of the truth that our historical bushes are intertwined with different points of our cultural heritage.”

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

Extra data on the competition might be discovered right here.

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