Time running out to vote for Major Oak

The Major Oak
The Major Oak

There are just a few days left to vote to help the Major Oak win the European Tree of the Year contest.

The ancient tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest won the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year title last year and is now battling it out to be Europe’s best.

Robin Hood fans in Sherwood Oregon and the New York Renaissance Faire in America have links to the annual Robin Hood Festival which takes place every year at Sherwood Forest, and are getting behind the European bid.

Spokesman Susan Danz, from the Robin Hood Festival in Oregon, America, said: “We are delighted to be backing this campaign. We enjoy close links with our friends in Sherwood Forest in the UK through our respective annual festivals which celebrate the life and times of Robin Hood and it would be great if the Major Oak can win.”

Keen wildlife enthusiasts such as The Tree Hunter Rob McBride and TV presenter Simon King have backed the Major Oak through social media channels.

And Phil Rose, who played Friar Tuck in the 1984-1986 television series Robin of Sherwood has also backed the campaign both through voting and across social media channels.

This year’s winner will be announced on 5th March with the awards ceremony taking place on 22nd April at the EU Parliament in Brussels.

To get behind Sherwood Forest’s Major Oak, folk can register their vote via http://bit.ly/VoteMajorOak #VoteMajorOak .