The Suffragette Oak

Species: Sessile oak (Quercus petraea)
Age: 97years years
Region: Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

This relatively young oak in Kelvingrove Park is a big part of the history of Glasgow’s women. It was planted by suffrage organisations on 20 April 1918 to commemorate the granting of votes to women. Beside the tree is a beautiful plaque, placed by Glasgow District Council in 1995. It is a favourite spot on the Glasgow Women’s Library West End Women’s Walk.
Tree of the year 2016
1258 votes
10th place
Nominated by:
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust Scotland