I’ve just voted for this tree and found its story fascinating, so hope all Welsh readers at least will vote too!

Woodland Matters

I had a great day last week, travelling out to the Ceiriog Valley with Gerallt Pennant to put together a piece for the Heno programme on S4C about an oak tree next to the B4500. Over the last few months at least four media crews have visited this tree and it’s been discussed numerous times on the radio and in newspapers. In fact, it even has its own page on Facebook!

The Oak at the Gate of the Dead - Ian Logan The Oak at the Gate of the Dead – Ian Logan

But, as Gerallt put to me, what is it about this tree that’s so important? The answer, of course, is that the Oak at the Gate of the Dead, as it’s called, has been chosen as the Welsh entry in the European Tree of the Year competition. The aim, as they say, is to find not the oldest, the tallest, the biggest, the most beautiful or…

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