What tree do you think of when you think of Scotland? The Scots Pine or the Rowan perhaps?
There is an active consultation on whether Scotland should have a national tree. Not perhaps the most crucial issue of the day but one that we can have an influence on. You can participate on the Scottish Government consultation site on the issue. The BBC news ran a full feature on it.
For me it has to be the Scots Pine. My brother Bob lived most of his life in England and latterly in France. He passed away last year and family and friends decided to commemorate him in a lasting way by planting a Scots Pine during a memorial gathering in Cornwall. It seemed appropriate to all of us as representing him and the part of him that was Scottish.
For people interested in these things this process seemed to begin by a public petition to parliament. PE01457: Scotland’s National Tree – Getting Involved : Scottish Parliament.
- Scots given chance to choose their national tree (scotsman.com)