Search for Erewash’s favourite tree starts

A COMPETITION to find the borough’s favourite tree has been launched by the council.

Local people are being urged to take a photo and nominate their favourite tree or trees in the borough, with cash prizes on offer for the top three entries to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a real landmark celebration and we wanted to find a unique way to commemorate the occasion.”

A celebration photo exhibition of the entries is planned and will be displayed around Erewash next year.

Application forms are available now and can be downloaded at or can be picked up at Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Halls and other council venues.