Eynsford Tree of the Year

1st April 2021

Eynsford Tree of the Year

Eynsford Tree of the Year - A Celebration of our Village Trees 

Nominate Your Favourite Tree! 

You may be aware of the Woodland Trust's annual Tree of the Year contest (https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/tree-of-the-year/) which aims to showcase the UK's favourite trees to help promote their value and need for protection. 

We thought it would be fun to do a similar contest for our village trees, after all we are the place where Arbor Day first started in the UK in 1897! 

So, do you have favourite tree in the village? Perhaps a tree which you think is a perfect example of that species. Alternatively, is there a tree in the village that makes you smile or brings back happy memories? Or maybe a tree which you think embodies Eynsford village?

If so, then why not nominate it for Eynsford Tree of the Year. To nominate your tree please email info@eynsfordparishcouncil.org.uk or drop in a note to the parish office, and tell us; 

-which tree you wish to nominate (the tree must be within Eynsford parish) 
-a few lines about why you are nominating this tree. -the location of the tree, and the species (if you know it)
-and ideally please include a photo 

Nominations need to reach us by June 2021. The winner will be chosen by our Tree Wardens and a representative from our Green Team. The winning tree will be unveiled, rather more Arbor than Oscar-style, the following month. There are no prizes if your chosen tree is picked - it's just for fun. But, the winning tree and it's story, will be featured on our website, social media and in our next newsletter.

The Arbor Day Movement was established in America in 1872 where one day each year is set aside as a festival to plant trees.  A similar event was established in England in 1897 in the Kent village of Eynsford.

by Jane Laird for Eynsford's Green Team

Author: Holly Ivaldi


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