Those of you who regularly check in with the Beasties’ Facebook page might remember Explorer Beastie’s trip to the Bee Garden at Moneypenny’s Lock back in July. The awesome all-you-can-eat bee buffet is just one part of an ongoing project to restore this stretch of the Newry Canal…
But Moneypenny’s Lock is also home to another incredible plant – and this one has been around a lot longer. Meet Moneypenny’s Yew!
And exactly how long has this tree been standing guard over the Lock-Keeper’s Cottage? Well, here she is as a young lady, in 1886…
Imagine all the changes she’s witnessed in her lifetime – the busy canal becoming quieter, falling into neglect, then being given a new lease of life in the last few years by a group of enthusiastic volunteers.
Paddy and Plunkett are big fans of this special tree, too!
That’s why we’re all hoping you might take a minute to give Moneypenny’s Yew your vote in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year Competition. She’s up against some stiff competition – including the celebrity trees of the Dark Hedges (as featured in Game of Thrones). But I think it’s high time this tree, in a quiet part of the country, got her moment in the sun!
You can cast your vote here, on the Woodland Trust’s website.
Good luck, Miss Moneypenny – the Beasties and I are rooting for yew!
20 thoughts on “Beasties Love Yew!”
Wow!! This is an amazing story!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely weekend.
Love and light ❤
Thank you! Hope you got a chance to vote, every one counts 😀 Have a super weekend!
Oh, where do I vote? I would vote for you!
This link will take you to the page…
… Then just pick Moneypenny’s Yew on the list at the bottom of the page. Thanks Anand, hope you have a super week 😀
Link isn’t working for me. My apologies Helen. Have a lovely week ahead 🙂 🙂
Oh, I just tested it and it seems fine 😦 Maybe they’re just not allowing votes from overseas. Thanks for trying, anyway.
Yes, that might be. I am getting “timeout” error. 🙂 🙂 Cheers!!
Brilliant post, off to vote now 🙂
Thanks, Mrs P! I knew I could count on you 😀
Always my dear:-)
Lovely post! 😃
Thank you! Hope you got a chance to vote 😀
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
You’re welcome! I really want our special tree to win 😃
Your beasties are my new favorite thing!!! SO so so cute!! 💜
Awww, thank you! I’ve just enjoyed reading some of your latest posts, since you were good enough to sign up to read more of mine 😀 Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks so much!! There’s a place near me in Seattle that makes little monster beasties, but yours are so so so much cuter, really love them!
Why thank you, we’re all very flattered 😄 I wonder if these Seattle-based Beasties are distant cousins of ours…
I’m going to check out the website and vote. This place looks idyllic. What a treat to spend some time here. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous spot. I saw you are based in Dublin so if I’m right let me say well done in the rugby! I don’t know if you’re a fan of rugby or not but it was an awesome match!
It’s unbelievably peaceful! Your vote will be most welcome, so thanks in advance 😀 And yes, I’m in Dublin… Were we playing rugby yesterday?! I have been known to watch (and enjoy!) the odd match, but I think I fall a bit short of deserving fan status 😆