Welsh tree nominated for European award

The Oak at the Gate of the Dead has now been nominated as 2014 Welsh entrant Credit: Rob Shelley / ITV News Wales

An oak tree that witnessed a legendary battle in 1165 has been entered into the European Tree of the Year Award.

The Oak at the Gate of the Dead lives in the Ceiriog Valley.

It's believed to have existed during the time of the battle of Crogen, where an invading English Army was ambushed by Welsh forces in the area.

People will be able to vote for the tree, or any others, from February next year on the websiteL www.treeoftheyear.org

The tree witnessed the Battle of Crogen in 1165 Credit: Rob Shelley / ITV News Wales

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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.