The Lonely Tree
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Llanfyllin's 'Lonely Tree' is Wales' tree of the year

A Scots pine in Powys has been named as Wales' tree of the year, despite being blown over earlier this year.

The Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin won the most votes from eight nominees in a national competition organised by the Woodland Trust.

The conifer has stood above the town for two centuries, but in February it blew down in a severe gale.

The community launched a campaign to raise enough money to pay for covering the tree's exposed roots to keep it alive.

Now the fallen giant is to represent Wales in the European Tree of the Year contest, taking place in February.

Paul Pigott finds out more for BBC Wales programme, Country Focus.

  • 23 Nov 2014
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