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Tree-mendous Elm In National Contest

A majestic elm in Marylebone that survived the Blitz has been shortlisted in The Woodland Trust’s England Tree of the Year competition. 

 The Huntingdon Elm is neighbour to St Marylebone CE School, standing guard by the Garden of Rest, the site of the old Marylebone Parish Church in Marylebone High Street. Unscathed by Second World War bombing raids that damaged the church, as well as the threat of Dutch elm disease, the tree is an example of resilience in an urban setting. 

The Woodland Trust’s annual competition is voted for by the public and recognises the nation’s favourite trees in England, Scotland and Wales. Once winners from each nation are selected, a panel puts forward one to represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest. 

Get voting for the Marylebone elm here before the competition closes on 24 September. 

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