Voting is now underway in a unique and inspiring Heritage Lottery Fund project to find Cumbria's most iconic tree.
Cumbria's Top 50 Trees celebrates the personal connection between people and individual trees across the county. Trees include an ash near Coniston cut in half by lightning that inspired one woman to battle her illness,a beech stump at Talkin Tarn whose exposed roots reminded one young schoolboy of his teacher's arthritic fingers, a glowing red maple in the middle of Ambleside, a 400-year-old old oak in the grounds of the Lowther Estate and a tough hawthorn surviving against the odds on Asby Common. The public are now voting for their favourite tree via www.cumbriastop50trees.org.uk which showcases all the contenders for the title Cumbria's Top Tree. It will represent the county in national and international tree competitions.
Voting is open until May 31. Vote now!