Southwell's famous Bramley apple tree has been dedicated to the Queen as part of her national platinum jubilee celebrations. It was among 70 ancient trees and 70 ancient woodlands across the UK unveiled by Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales called for the nation’s dwindling historic natural habitat to be renewed as he unveiled the collection of ancient woodlands and trees dedicated to the Queen.
Prince Charles said these precious assets, which support biodiversity and provide materials for craft workers, needed to be preserved for future generations. His comments were made in a video message recorded under one of the 70 ancient trees, the Old Sycamore at Dumfries House in Scotland, home to the Prince’s Foundation.
The original Bramley apple tree, in a garden off Church Street, Southwell, was planted more the 200 years ago. According to the citation it is "a reminder of the plight of the UK's orchards and an educational example of the crucial role that fruit trees play in biodiversity."