A new survey to find Scots' choice for a national tree has been launched by a charity.
The Woodland Trust is asking people to take part in an online poll to find out what tree they think best represents the nation.
It comes in the wake of a petition submitted to Holyrood calling for the "iconic" Scots pine to be made the country's national tree.
Rory Syme, of the Woodland Trust Scotland, said: "Just 17% of Scotland's land area is wooded, and less than a third of that is native. Despite that, we have a great range of native trees, each of which has its own important place in the ecosystem."
He said Scots pine was "undoubtedly going to be a favourite" in the survey to find out which species should be declared Scotland's national tree.
But Mr Syme added: "We want to give some of our other native trees a chance to shine. Suggestions have already included the Arran whitebeams, which are the only species of tree that are only found in Scotland, and also the rowan, which is well known for its striking red berries."
The results of the survey will be handed to the Scottish Parliament, which is currently considering campaigner Alex Hamilton's petition for the Scots pine to be made the official National Tree of Scotland.
Last month Mr Hamilton told MSPs on the Public Petitions Committee that 70 countries across the world already had a national tree but that Scotland currently did not. As the Scots pine "comes in all shapes, colours and forms", he said it would be a "wonderful representation of a multicultural Scotland".
Mr Syme added: "Having our own national tree would be a great legacy for the Year of Natural Scotland. Alex Hamilton deserves a lot of praise for having the idea and getting it in front of MSPs."
Visit the Woodland Trust website at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/NationalTree to take part in the poll.