Time running out to enter Sheffield tree contest

An oak tree in Spotswood Road, Gleadless Valley, has been entered in the contest
An oak tree in Spotswood Road, Gleadless Valley, has been entered in the contest
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There is less than a week to enter the Great Trees of Sheffield contest.

The contest, which the organisers say aims to bring some positivity into one of Sheffield's hottest debates, ends on Monday.

Fourteen trees have been entered so far. The Tree Hunter, Rob McBride, visited Sheffield with Belgian tree photographer Roel Jacobs to view the entrants and the nominators.

Mr McBride said Mr Jacobs was 'bowled over' by the enthusiasm and passion shown for the trees.

Nominations so far include an ancient mulberry tree in Handsworth, a lime tree on Meersbrook Road and a vernon oak tree in Totley.

The judging panel includes Pulp members Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks and Richard Hawley, MP Nick Clegg and television presenter Chris Packham.

The results of the contest will be announced next month.

The winning trophy is being made by blacksmith Marc Morris from the British Ironwork Centre in Shropshire.

The first, second and third placed tree nominators will also receive a £25 voucher from Barcham trees.

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