We did it!  We Won

The UK Tree of the Year 2021 is our stunning, stoic, and lonesome hawthorn tree, standing proudly on the shell-beach.

Tree of the Year 2021, Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway. image (C) Drew Patterson

Tree of the Year 2021, Kippford, Dumfries & Galloway. image (C) Drew Patterson

38% of the votes to The Woodland Trust initiative went to our tree. 2nd place was a Monterey cypress tree planted on a beach in Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales, taking 19% of the vote. Well done Saundersfoot.


As a community we are thinking of ways to mark this event, and the tree. So many of you shared memories of your life around the tree. We would like to capture those, along with photos. More in the coming weeks.

The tree now moves forward to represent the UK in European Tree 2022