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Mayor’s Tree of the Year Contest is underway!

Post Date:11/01/2019 3:03 PM

Each year in November the Town of Chapel Hill celebrates Arbor Day by planting one or more trees at Town-owned facilities such as entryways and parks.

This year – to raise awareness of the benefits of planting trees in the fall and to celebrate our town’s tree canopy – the Community Tree Committee and Mayor Pam Hemminger are announcing the “Mayor’s Tree of the Year” contest.

“The Tree of the Year Contest celebrates the importance of trees in our lives by focusing on the story of a single tree and its connections to our community” said Mayor Hemminger.

Nominations will be accepted Nov. 1–22.  

Steps to enter are simple:

  1. Take a photo of your favorite tree
  2. Jot down the nearest address
  3. Tell us why you enjoy the tree
  4. Submit your nomination via e-mail or social media:
            E-mail: trees@townofchapelhill.org 

      Social media: #CHTreeoftheYear

A “Tree of the Year” and two runner up entries will be chosen.

For more information on Arbor Week 2019 and the Tree of the Year Contest, please visit: www.townofchapelhill.org/trees

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