Bristol Tree Forum is hosting its first Bristol Tree of the Year Competition and the wonderful London Plane Tree in Nightingale Valley has been nominated by the Friends of Brislington Brook.
Between the 15 October and 15 November 2018 voting will be open for anyone who thinks the Nightingale Valley bricked up tree should win this competition and put Brislington’s woodland on the Bristol map.
** Please vote via the following link – Bristol Tree Of The Year Voting Page **
If you have never visited the Nightingale Valley London Plane Tree then here is a little more information about it – The giant London plane tree that dominates an area of Brislington’s Nightingale Valley is, together with the nearby packhorse bridge, one of the features that help define this unexpected green haven. Its trunk was once an open hollow, tempting the mischievous to light fires within it so a few years ago a local action group walled it up. This has given rise to a legend that a witch is entombed within. Many generations of Brislingtonians have picnicked in its shade, swung across the brook from ropes attached to its boughs or caught tiddlers beneath it. It has a symbolic significance: It’s tall, it’s strong, it’s seen adversity, it endures.
We hope you love the Nightingale Valley London Plane Tree as much as we do – and if you do please do give it your vote!