Scots Pine is Voted Scottish National Tree
It was announced yesterday evening that the new Scottish national tree, as decided by the public, is the Scots Pine.
In a consultation of 4,500 people, which spanned 3 months, the Scots Pine was the clear favourite, with over 52 per cent (2,374) of all responses opting for the tree.
Scotland’s Treasured Assets
The ‘winning’ tree was announced last night at a Forestry Commission Scotland (FCE) reception in Holyrood. Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, spoke at the event. He said:
“Scotland’s trees, forests and woodlands are some of our greatest and most treasured natural assets. We are rightly proud of them because they help shape our landscape and make Scotland the fantastic country that it is.
“The Scots Pine was an obvious choice and certainly the people’s choice. Its designation of being the national tree of Scotland will help create an iconic symbol to highlight the significant contribution trees make to our country. “
Read more about this story on the Forestry Commission Scotland Website.