List of Past Winners

TALLEST

1997
Eastern Cottonwood, 129’, 59 Howard St
White Pine, 102’, 96 Deforest Heights
1998
Eastern Cottonwood, 86’, 159 Crescent Beach Drive
Eastern White Pine, 76’, UVM Green
1999
Eastern Cottonwood, 108’, 93 Crescent Beach Drive
White Pine, 107’, 1 Little Eagle Bay
2000
Eastern Hemlock, 98’, 1 Little Eagle Bay
Black Locust, 88’, corner of Ferguson/Wells
2001
Eastern Cottonwood, 110’, Intervale
Eastern Cottonwood, 86’, corner of Intervale/Riverside Ave
2003
Eastern Cottonwood, 128’, Off North Avenue behind Star Press
Eastern Cottonwood, 106’, Ethan Allen Homestead Peninsula Trail
2004
White Pine, 102′, Little Eagle Bay
Eastern Cottonwood, 98’, 960 Pine Street
2005
Norway Spruce, 90’, 378 So. Union Street @ Cliff Street
Cottonwood, 83’, 75 Monroe Street
2007
Cottonwood, 128 South Cove Road
White Pine, 58 Caroline Street
2009
Cottonwood, Intervale Road
Cottonwood, 113 feet, 51 Adams Court
Black Locust, 88 feet, 22 Appletree Point Lane
2010
White Pine, 101 1/4′, 657 South Prospect Street
Spruce, 75′, 87 Walnut Street
Hackberry, 73′, 56 King Street
2011
Eastern Cottonwood, 118′, Intervale Road
2012, 2013
no category
2014
White Pine, 128′ south of Leddy Arena
Cottonwood, 112′, 395 Appletree Point
Cottonwood, 105′, N. Winooski
White Pine, 87′ on UVM Green

2015
Red Oak, 105 Birch Court
Blue Spruce, Fleming Museum

 

WIDEST

1997
Eastern Cottonwood, 75.5”, 59 Howard St
Silver Maple, 53”, 291 Appletree Point Rd
1998
Silver Maple, 68.5”, off North Ave
Silver maple, 48”, Pine Street
1999
Eastern Cottonwood, 76”, 59 Howard St
2000
Eastern Cottonwood, 54.5”, 209 Church St
Green Ash, 47.25”, 143 Nottingham Lane
2001
Eastern Cottonwood, 50”, North Beach
Silver Maple, 48.25” 295 South Prospect
Red Oak, 48.25, 85 Grant Street
2003
Eastern Cottonwood 56″, Off Pine Street behind Bobbin Mill Apartments
Eastern White Pine 35″, 60 Cumberland Drive
2004
Silver Maple 53″, 133 Charlotte Street
Norway Maple 45″, 61 Cliff Street
2005
Catalpa, 38.5”, 4 Scarff Avenue
Littleleaf Linden, 17” Maple Street near So. Union
2007
Red Oak, in front of Southwick Music Hall, UVM Redstone Campus
2009
Silver Maple, 70 inches, 236 South Prospect St
Red Oak, 64.5 inches, Lakeview Cemetery
Eastern White Pine, 35 inches, 409 South Union St
2010
Walnut Tree, 73.6″ DBH, Ethan Allen Club, College Street
Weeping Willow, 53″ DBH, Briggs Street
Silver Maple ,52.8″ DBH, 384 Saint Paul Street
2012
Willow – multi-stem – 103” – Burl. Country Club golf course
Silver Maple – multi-stem – 73.4” – 328 Pearl St.
Eastern Cottonwood – double stem – 69.6” – east end of Winooski River walk
2013
no category

MOST UNUSUAL

1997
Norway Spruce, Mansfield Ave, Mater Christi
Camperdown Elm, Champlain College corner of Maple and South Willard
1998
Tulip Tree, 119 Spruce St
Oak Tree, Little Eagle Bay
White Pine, Mansfield Ave, Mater Christi
1999
Box Elder, N. Champlain St
Red maple, Hunt Middle School
2000
Silver Maple, Main St at South Williams
Survivor Apple Tree, 257 Van Patten Pkwy
2001
Black Locust/Birch in knothole, 28 Starr Farm Rd
Red Oak, 139 Ferguson Ave
2010
Red Oak, High Grove and North Street
Red Maple, Leddy Park near tennis courts
Norway Spruce, UVM Redstone Campus next to Robinson Hall
2011, 2012
no category
2013
Cottonwood with exposed root system
Weeping White Pine, 109 S. Prospect St
Japanese Scholar Trees, 71 Pearl St

MOST UNUSUAL VARIETY/SPECIES

1999
Dawn Redwood, UVM green
Weeping Mulberry, Mater Christi
2000
Dawn Redwood, 77 Ledge Rd
Turkish Filbert, 77 St. Louis St
2001
Smoke Tree, 21 Lafayette Place
Empress Tree, Stafford Hall, UVM
2003
Eastern Redcedar, 38 Ledgemere Street
Kentucky Coffeetree, 286 College Street in front of Coffee Enterprises, Inc.
2004
Hemlock, 121 Howard Street
Turkish Filbert, 364 North Winooski Avenue
Cedars, Rock Point
2005
Peach Tree, Hayward Street
Smoke Tree, Latham Court
2009
Cottonwood, Waterfront north of the dog park
Dawn Redwood, Lakeview Cemetery
Contorted Filbert, 501 North Street
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
no category

MOST HISTORICAL

1997
White Oak, Oakledge Park
Three White Pines, UVM Green
1998
Red Maple, Bilodeau Court

TREE LOOK-ALIKE

1997
Norway Spruce, Mater Christi
Birch, Eyeore Tree, Beltline

MOST PICTURE PERFECT

1999
Sugar Maple, 655 Spear St
Silver Maple, 20 Allen St
Norway Spruce, 27 Fletcher Place
2000
Blue Spruce, Buell St/S. Willard
Hackberry, 192 Pine St
2001
Sugar Maple, Ronald McDonald House
Varigated European Beech, 77 Ledge Rd
2003
American Beech, 208 Lakewood Parkway
Sugar Maple, James Avenue /Janet Circle
2004
Sugar Maple, 22 Cherry Street
Sugar Maple, 282 Ethan Allen Parkway
2005
Sugar Maple, North Street @ Hyde Street
Colorado Blue Spruce, 256 Gaza Avenue
2007
Silver Maple, corner of Washington & Manhattan
White Birch, in front of United Methodist Church on South Winooski Ave
2009
Sugar Maple, 316 South Union
Sugar Maple, Lakeview Cemetery
Sugar Maple, 25 Wildwood Dr
2010
Shagbark Hickory, 260 South Union Street
Blue Spruce, 733 North Avenue
River Birch, 71 Lakewood Parkway
2011
Shag Bark Hickory, corner of Shelburne Road and Marion Street
Willow Oak, 61 Colchester Ave in front of Fleming Museum
Eastern Cottonwood, corner of St. Paul and College Street

TREE WITH A STORY

2003
Red Maple, 37 Ward Street
Red Oak, Oakledge Park
2004
Sugar Maple, 1073 Pine Street
Apple Tree, 65 Westminster Drivek
2005
White Oak, Oakledge Park, Treehouse Tree
Spreading Yew, South Union @ Spruce Street
2007
Black Locust, 438 Ethan Allen Parkway
Norway Maple, 101 Brookes Ave
Sugar Maple, 141 Rivermount Terrace
2009
Tartarian Maple, 8 Ludwig Court
Silver Maple, 56 Conger Ave
Balsam Fir, 50 Oakland Terrace
2010
Honey Locust, East side of Battery Extension
Silver Maple, Archibald Street, east of Intervale Avenue
Weeping Mulberry, front lawn of Mater Christi, Mansfield Avenue
2011, 2012
no category
2013
Silver Maple at Seifer home
Green Ash, North Beach snack house
2014
Red Oak behind 125 Village Green
Norway Maple, 75 Hayward St
Coffee Tree, 286 College St
Silver Maple at Perkins Pier
Sugar Maple at Converse Home
Sugar Maple, 14 Bennington
Hackberries at Ethan Allen Homestead

MOST CHARACTER

2007
Common Buckthorn, 57 Hyde Street
Ginko, Fleming Museum, UVM Campus

new categories in 2011

MOST ATTRACTIVE TREESCAPE

2011
Honey Locust Trees, Battery Street across from Hilton Hotel
October Glory Red Maple Trees, along Leddy Park Road
Grove of White Pines, Mansfield Ave behind Sisters of Mercy
2012
Row of Sugar Maples on west side of Spear St. along fenceline at Gutterson fieldhouse
Ash trees in and around Perkins Pier playground
(tie)Champlain College landscape arrangement on west side of Aiken Hall
(tie)Pair of Cottonwood trees growing on Lake Champlain shoreline visible from #76 Northshore

OVERCAME ADVERSITY

2011
American Elm, 137 Mansfield Ave & 519 North Street
Eastern Cottonwood, 501 North Street

MOST AWESOME

2011
Norway Maple, 2 South Union Street
Sugar Maple, 117/119 Howard Street
Weeping Willow, 34 Bilodeau Court
Butternut, behind Ethan Allen Club, across from Bradley Street
Paper Birch, 457 North Street
2012
no category
2013
American Elm, Ethan Allen Park
Common Hackberry behind 72 King St
Sugar Maple, 3 Hyde St
Bigtooth Aspen, Salmon Hole River Walk
Sugar Maple, 28 Birch Ct
Black Locust, 259 North Ave
Weeping Willow behind 237 Spear St

New categories 2012

MOST AWESOME LARGE

American Elm – 70 Van Patten Parkway – backyard
Red Oak – 85 Grant St. – backyard
Eastern White Pine – 58 Caroline St. – backyard
Cottonwood – west end of Winooski River walk
Black Walnut – 950 North Avene

MOST AWESOME SMALL

Heritage River Birch – multi-stem – 143 Saratoga Ave. – near sidewalk
Japanese Umbrella Pine – 45 Robinson Parkway – front of house
Japanese Tree Lilac – multi-stem – 519 North St. – front yard
Cottonwood – Burlington harbor breakwater
Sugar Maple – 36 Crombie St. – front yard

new Categories 2013

KIDS CHOICE

2013
Red Oak, 299 Main St. Edmunds School
Catalpa, 4 Scarff Ave
Cottonwood, North Beach playground
White Pine, Starr Farm woods
Blue Spruce, Ethan Allen Club, College St
Sugar Maple, 44 Catherine St
2014
Silver Maple behind Stepping Stones Preschool
Stewardship Award Maple Trees on N. Willard St

2015
Maple, Sustainability Academy
Red Pine, Ethat Allen Park
Spruce, corner of North St & Prospect

PECULIAR SPACE
Larches mixed in a row of maples at UVM

new categories in 2014

Unusual Spot for a tree

2014
Buckthorn in Cedar at Lakeview Cemetery
Pine in Birches, 33 Beachcrest
Spruce with witches broom on Maple St.
Red Oak at Lakeview Cemetery
Willow on Beltline

Fruit Tree

2014
Apple on So. Prospect
Crabapple nest to fire station on Mansfield Ave
Hop Hornbeam on Mansfield Ave

new categories 2015

Best Use of a Tree

Weeping Pine, 158 Killarney Dr.

Beautiful Bark

Copper Beech, 245 S. Union St
River Birch, 71 Lakewood Pkwy
Grey Birch, lower Loomis St

My Favorite Tree in Burlington

Pear Tree, 25 Russell St
Weeping Willow, Intervale Center
Butternut, 45 Howard St
Cottonwood, Callahan Park