A tree which has a special place in your heart can now be shared with the rest of the country.

The Woodland Trust is appealing for people to nominate their favourite into the Tree of the Year competition.

The charity believes the nation has one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of ancient and veteran trees in Europe, and is confident of finding a winner in one of the nation's many forests or fields.

The tree does not have to be ancient – a favourite tree of any age, size or species can be nominated as long as it is located in England.

Whether it has a personal connection, a link to a significant date in history, a link to historical figure, or for any other reason; all are eligible.

Later in the year the charity will create a shortlist from all entries and the public will be given the chance to vote which tree to put forward for England’s Tree of the Year.

Beccy Speight, Woodland Trust chief executive, added: “Many trees that we take for granted in our everyday lives have stood the test of time and have so many stories to tell.

"We want people to give these cherished trees the recognition they deserve by nominating them in this contest."

To submit an entry visit woodlandtrust.org.uk