Member of the Welsh Parliament for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has been asked to highlight the fact that The Woodland Trust has shortlisted Monmouth’s Catalpa Tree in St James’ Square, Monmouth for the Wales Tree of the Year Award 2020.
Speaking earlier Nick said: “ Constituents have contacted me requesting that I help publicise the shortlisting of this Indian Bean Tree located in the centre of St James’ Square in Monmouth which watches over a War Memorial which was unveiled in 1921. The tree was planted in 1900 and in 2006 it was declared the largest And oldest tree of its species in the UK.
“ Competition for this award is fierce in Wales, so I hope as many of my Monmouth constituents will vote for their local tree in the hope it wins the award this year. Further details of how to vote and the other Welsh trees that have been shortlisted this year can be found at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/treeoftheyear . Voting ends on 24th September.”