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Vote for Kett’s Oak

Vote for Kett’s Oak: a Norfolk favourite – Read this blog post from our colleagues in the Biodiversity Team of Norfolk County Council.

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Experts from the Woodland Trust have decided that Norfolk’s very own Kett’s Oak is one of the top 10 contenders for England’s Tree of the Year. A whopping 200 trees were nominated  and Kett’s Oak has made it to the final stage, the public competition. We have until Tuesday 4th November to vote for our favourite, but what’s not to like about Norfolk’s finest. We really do need your vote. Vote here.

The winning tree will represent England in the 2015 European Tree of the Year contest.

Kett's Oak credit WTPL/David WoodcockKett’s Oak credit WTPL/David Woodcock

So why the name? 

Kett’s Oak has a great history dating back to the Kett’s Rebellion in the 16th century. In 1549  a wealthy farmer from Wymondham, Robert Kett, led a rebel army against Norwich to protest against the enclosing of common land and rising living cost. So not too different from today. Kett’s Oak stands…

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