Bid to make Welsh oak Europe's best tree

A group of enthusiasts are hoping that a Wales tree could win the European Tree of the Year competition.

They think that one great oak that lies in the picturesque Ceiriog Valley near Chirk has a history that gives it one of the best stories to be found between Cardiff and Kiev... Rob Shelley has been to discover more.


Ceiriog Valley tree in the running for Tree of the Year

Seven months after one of Wales' most iconic oak trees, the Pontfadog Oak was blown down in a storm, one of its neighbours, the Oak at the Gate of the Dead, in the Ceiriog Valley has been entered into the European Tree of the Year Award.