Local MP Christina Rees is encouraging all constituents to vote for Gnoll Country Park’s the Beech of Many Faces in this year’s Wales Tree of the Year Award.
The Woodland Trust runs the Tree of the Year competition every year, but with the lockdown this year, the competition has taken on a new importance as many people are appreciating local green spaces more than ever before.
Our trees take on identities in our towns and villages, as they may be a village’s oldest inhabitant, a founding figure in a region’s identity, or a natural monument integral to the story of a region. They’re personified in so much of our literature and become well-loved childhood play areas.
Voting will take place between Tuesday 25 August and Thursday 24 September and can be accessed via: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/treeoftheyear.
Christina Rees said:
“The Beech of Many Faces is a wonderful natural local landmark and one which many generations of Neath residents have enjoyed. I’m pleased to see it recognised in the Woodland Trust’s shortlist and would encourage all residents to vote for our beautiful tree in this competition.”