This was the first year the Tree Wardens of Ashtead have run a competition to nominate the "Tree of the Year". There were many entries received and at Village Day this year many visitors filled in their nomination forms.
The winner this year by one vote over the Wishing Tree on Ashtead Common was the magnificent mature oak tree on the roundabout in The Murreys.
One letter of nomination came from a tree's young fan, Alex, who wrote the letter below. Well done Alex, your vote might well have been the one that swung the vote!