Derry tree in race to be best in the North

The Tree of Witness (oak) near Enagh Lough. Picture: Michael Cooper
The Tree of Witness (oak) near Enagh Lough. Picture: Michael Cooper

An oak tree in Derry has been nominated to win the title of Northern Ireland Tree of the Year.

The Tree of Witness at Enagh Lough was nominated by local community worker, Paul Hughes and was short listed by the Woodland Trust.

“I would encourage all local people right across Derry and the North West to please Vote for The Tree of Witness,” said Paul Hughes.

“If you need some more inspiration then please go and visit the tree for yourself at Judge’s Road near Enagh Lough and see first hand how magnificent this beautiful oak tree really is.

“To find out more and to keep up to date with ‘The Tree of Witness Campaign’ please find us on Facebook or visit the Woodland Trust’s website,” he added.

Derry’s Tree of Witness is up against some stiff opposition; the Mulberry Tree, Bangor, Moneypenny’s Yew, Newry Canal, Tree of Peace and Unity, Antrim, the Peace Tree, Belfast and the Dark Hedges, Ballymoney.

To vote for Derry’s Tree of Witness visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/tree-of-the-year/ and register your vote before Monday October 12, 2015.