The UK’s tree of the year has been revealed

Scout Association founder Robert Bayden Powell championed the tree in 1929 as a metaphor for the growth of the youth organisation. (Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

An old oak tree rooted in the centre of a Scouting park has been crowned the UK’s tree of the year.

The Gilwell Oak, which sits in the heart of Gilwell Park in Epping, Essex, beat off competition from across the country to win the coveted Woodland Trust prize.

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Scout Association founder Robert Bayden Powell championed the tree in 1929 as a metaphor for the growth of the youth organisation.

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