The annual competition is organised by The Woodland Trust.

The Crouch Oak has accumulated many names and claims to fame over its eight centuries.

John Wycliff gave sermons under the tree in the 1800s, earning it the moniker Wycliff’s Oak.

Over its long history, the tree has suffered attacks, including arsonists setting the inside of the trunk ablaze in 2007.

However, fire crews were able to douse the flames and give this landmark tree chance to see another century or two yet.