The Woodland Trust is inviting nominations for its Tree of the Year competition 2019.

Any individual, group or organisation can nominate a tree and share its story on the charity's website.

Nominations are open until 19 July 2019. The entries will then be shortlisted by a panel of independent experts before facing a public vote.

Last year’s English winner, Nellie’s Tree - three beech trees grafted together into the shape of the letter ‘N’ - from Aberford near Leeds, stole hearts with its century-old story of love and courtship. Nellie’s Tree went on to represent the UK in the European contest based in Brussels.

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Nellie’s Tree

Shortlisted trees could potentially be eligible for up to £1,000 of tree care products and services to help secure their future and celebrate their importance, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The winner of Tree of the Year 2019 will represent the UK in the battle for European Tree of the Year in early 2020.

2018's individual country winners were:

Northern Ireland: The Giant Sequoia, Castlewellan Forest Park, County Down

England: Nellie’s Tree, Aberford, Leeds

Scotland: Netty’s Tree, Eriskay, Outer Hebrides

Wales: Pwllpriddog Oak, Rhandirmwyn, Carmarthenshire