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Lady's Tree, Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Photo: Niall Benvie

The tree's story

This Scots pine on a nature reserve in Perthshire is part of a conservation success story. For the past 24 years an osprey affectionately known by many as ‘Lady’ has been returning to a nest in its branches. Over this time she has laid 71 eggs and fledged 50 chicks, and a webcam on the tree attracts over 1 million viewers a year in over 160 different countries.

Information

Species:
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Age:
100 years

Region:
Loch of the Lowes, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

GPS:
56°34'33.1"N 3°33'33.9"W

Nominated by:
Woodland Trust Scotland

Number of votes: 4193

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