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The Cubbington Pear Tree, England, UK

Photo: Frances Wilmot

The tree's story

Believed to be over 250 years old, this beautiful tree is a local icon which has stood for generations at the top of a hill near South Cubbington Wood and is much admired by all who pass by. It is thought to be the largest wild pear tree in Warwickshire and the second largest in the United Kingdom. The tree sits on the proposed phase 1 route of the proposed new HS2 railway line from London to Birmingham and could be lost if or when construction gets underway.

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Information

Species:
Wild Pear Tree (Pyrus pyraster)

Age:
250 years old

Region:
Cubbington, Warwickshire, England, UK

GPS:
52°16'41.280" N , 1°27'2.220" W

Nominated by:
Woodland Trust England


EPA is a consortium of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. They support community based projects which objectives are to protect the environment and to support and build capacity in local communities. Over the last twenty years, the EPA has provided 10 million Euros of funding to these projects.

The Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation helps people take care of the environment. In 2002, it started the tradition of the Tree of the Year contest, a model that was later adopted by other European countries. The Foundation also seeks to involve people in tree planting programmes, in creating quality public spaces, in traffic calming initiatives, and in attracting sustainable tourism and cycling. It is located in the Open Garden Centre it has built in Brno, Czech Republic.