There was a debate last week in the Scottish Parliament about our national tree. Scots Pine was chosen after the consultation last year. Not rowan! Despite my championing! Of course it's no surprise and I'm very happy that this mighty tree is now the symbol of the nation.
I'm even happier that the Parliament noticed that trees are the stuff of poetry, and gave Into the Forest a mention. Who says poetry and politics don't go together? You can read the debate here.