2019 Awesome Tree Contest

The 2019 Awesome Tree Contest has begun!  

The five categories for 2019  are:

Coolest Conifer – All conifer trees considered, large and majestic or small, dwarf, unusual, weeping, pendula, upright’s or spreaders.

Kids Choice – A tree appreciated by an enthusiastic young tree lover (ages 12 and under) Please share the tree story.

 Not in my backyard – Something appreciated or not and obviously a tree you don’t want on YOUR property.

 Largest Canopy – Huge with very large crown that creates large canopy and possibly incredible shade.

Habitat Tree (one that gives a home for something special) It could be bird nests, cavities for mammals, bat roosts, insects, woodpeckers, and tree frogs. Could be a tree encouraging a particularly interesting fungus or providing the shade for woodland understory plants. Please tell us about the tree and what environment it helps create.

All trees MUST be located in the City of Burlington.  Entries must be received by October 1st to win! Winning trees from the past 10 years are not eligible in the same category. A list of past winners from the last ten years is available in the menu on the right.

To submit an entry, please click here.  One entry (tree)  per form.

Great prizes donated by these local businesses and organizations: Vermont Dept of Forest, Parks and Recreation, Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, August First Bakery, Zero Gravity Beer, and more.