Glastonbury Abbey's famous Holy Thorn has been shortlisted in the Tree of the Year contest.
Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea, uncle of Jesus, visited this area as a metal trader and thrust his staff into the ground while he rested. The staff took root and became the holy thorn.
The hawthorn which stands in the grounds of the ruined Abbey today is said to be a descendant of the original tree, grown from a cutting.
The Glastonbury Thorn is included in a list of ten trees nominated for a Woodland Trust competition to find England's favourite tree.