Will Glastonbury's Holy Thorn be Tree of the Year?

Glastonbury's Holy Thorn is in the running to be crowned Tree of the Year. Credit: ITV News

Voting has now closed in the competition to find England's favourite tree, which includes Glastonbury's Holy Thorn as one of the finalists.

According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea, the uncle of Jesus, dug his staff into the ground where it took root. The hawthorn is said to be a descendent of the original tree. Already knew that? Here are 10 things you might not know about the famous flowerer.

It was nominated by a public vote in The Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year contest.

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