Bring The Prize 'Holm' To Rostrevor, County Down
Let's Bring The Prize 'Holm' To Rostrevor, County Down
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted that the Holm Oak Tree located close to the Fairy Glen entrance at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor has been nominated for the 2016 ‘Tree of the Year’ competition.
The Holm Oak Tree, nominated by the local group ‘Light 2000’, has made the final six trees that represent Northern Ireland in the competition.
Standing on the left, just inside the main Fairy Glen entrance to Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor this wonderful evergreen Holm Oak and has been much loved by many generations of Rostrevor locals. It has a girth of 3.6 metres with a typical snakeskin bark and has a distinctive oak due to the 45° angle at which it leans.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said, “I am keen to promote and encourage everyone to vote for the Holm Oak Tree. This is a wonderful chance for Kilbroney Park to become the home of the 2016 ‘Tree of the Year’ and I ask everyone to take a few minutes to vote for this spectacular tree. I would also like to thank Light 2000 Group for taking the time to nominate the tree and for the support from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.”
The Woodland Trust is offering each country’s winning tree a £1,000 Tree LC care grant, while any tree receiving over 1,000 votes will receive £500. The reward, carefully tailored to the individual tree, might assist a health check from a tree specialist, provide educational materials, or even support a celebratory event in honour of the tree.
Online voting is now open on the Woodland Trust Website with people (over 18) able to vote up until Sunday 9 October.
To vote please visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/tree-of-the-year/northern-irelandBack