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NEWS

March 2018

TREE OF THE YEAR

 

Gilwell Oak

We took the opportunity to get involved with the 'Tree of the Year' competition run by the Woodlands Trust.

The competition shortlists 28 trees from around the UK and the public to vote for their favourite.

The Gilwell Oak came out on top and was put forward to the European Tree of the Year competition, in which it came 5th attracting 12,955 votes.

The Gilwell Oak, situated in Gilwell Park in Epping, has historic connections. It is reputed to have been used as a hiding place by Dick Turpin and is synonymous with scouting movement.

Situated close to the Scouts training ground, it was adopted by Robert Baden Powell as a metaphor to young scouts that big things are possible from modest starts.

Our model of the Gilwell Oak was presented to the Scouts and is now on display in their Gilwell Park headquarters.

Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak
Gilwell Oak

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Woodlands Trust

Tree of the Year

Scenics Workshop