About Cumbria's Top 50 Trees

Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees is a wonderful celebration of the county’s biggest and most magnificent living plants. And what makes it SO special is that all our trees have been nominated by members of the public. Those 50 trees – and the unique stories behind them – are now in our special gallery awaiting YOUR votes to decide the most popular.

Over the last year our team of volunteers has met people all of ages and from all walks of life in Cumbria. The trees they have seen were amazing and stories they heard have been poignant, uplifting and awe-inspiring.

Now it’s over to YOU to decide which tree deserves the ultimate accolade – Cumbria’s Top Tree. Please look through our gallery, read the stories and then VOTE for your favourite. 

Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Our aim is to help protect all the fantastic trees in Cumbria that help to make our landscapes so special.

L-R Miranda Morgan - Volunteer Manager, Iris Glimmerveen - Project Coordinator, Alan Air - Public Relations Manager
L-R Miranda Morgan - Volunteer Manager, Iris Glimmerveen - Project Coordinator, Alan Air - Public Relations Manager

The Team

Iris Glimmerveen is our Project Co-Ordinator. An ecologist and forestry expert, she has devoted her life to studying trees in the UK, Europe and further afield. "I just love trees and can't wait to hear other people's stories of theirs. It'll give us a great source of information that will help those in charge to protect your special individuals and trees in general," she said.

Miranda Morgan is our Volunteer Manager. Passionate about the Cumbrian landscape, she brings to the role a wealth of experience of managing and supporting volunteers in diverse community-enriching projects throughout the country. "Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees is an amazing concept - bringing trees and people together for the first time. I love working with volunteers who give so much back to the communities they love," she said.

Alan Air is our Public Relations Manager. An award-winning environment journalist and media specialist, Alan is a keen amateur birdwatcher and member of Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. "Whilst birds are my ‘thing’ trees are essential to the survival of many species and we are fortunate to have so many amazing woods and individual trees in Cumbria," he said.