Cubbington 'Tree of the Year' 2015

A 250-year old wild pear tree in Cubbington has won the Woodland Trust’s ‘Tree of the Year’ competition. Sadly it is on the path of HS2 and is doomed to be cut down (though efforts will be made to continue the line through cuttings and seedlings).  More information about the tree can be found in ‘Wild Warwickshire’ (the magazine of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Vol. 151): it is the largest wild pear tree in Warwickshire, the second largest in the country, and it still bears small edible pears. I’ve added a close-up of the blossom (taken on 30th April) and a splendid photo from an article on this website that has details of the brave fight to save it: Cubbington Pear Tree is 8th in European Tree Contest.

PS Last chance to see it

Short walks are being held on several afternoons in 2018: Sat. 7th April, Sun. 15th April, Sat. 21st April, Sun 29th April all starting at 2.30 p.m from the King’s Head, Church Hill. Also on Bank  Holiday Monday 7th May at 10 a.m.  This is probably your last chance to see the tree before HS2 destroys it : contact for details 01926 425283.