A plea is being made to The Public Petitions Committee at Holyrood, in a bid to change Scotland's national tree from the Oak to the Scots Pine.
Nature enthusiast Alex Hamilton, who is fronting the campaign, already has the support of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland, the Woodland Trust Scotland and the Scottish Wildlife Trust
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