Wrexham's Acton Park Sweet Chestnut

Species: Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Age: 500+Ā years
Region: Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom

A tree of great age and resiliance, weathering both great storms and two world wars

The national contest celebrated urban trees in our neighbourhoods, each one a locally-loved ancient or veteran tree with a fascinating story and incredible benefits for wildlife, communities and the environment. Wrexham's sweet chestnut won with an impressive 17% of the vote. Thought to be almost 500 years old, this giant tree is a symbol of resilience in the city, having weathered challenges from post-war plundering of the park for firewood in the forties to dozens of deadly storms. The tree is celebrated and loved by locals for its beauty and history, and often the centrepiece for picnics and tree parties.

Tree of the year 2024
7180 votes
10thĀ place
Nominated by: Wrexham Council and Coed Cadw
National contest organizer: Woodland Trust