‘Awesome’ trees sought by conservancy

Fall is in the air and we can already see the first leaves falling from the trees. So before Greenwich’s trees grow bare, you can focus your camera on a favorite tree of yours, click, and send the photo to the Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s fourth annual Awesome Tree Contest.

This contest is open to any amateur shutterbug. You don’t have to be a professional photographer, just someone who is wowed by the particular shape of a particular tree. But what exactly is an “awesome tree” you might ask? Well, the categories for nominations are:

• Most interesting tree branching (a tree with branching that is over-the-top outstanding, amazing, or odd)

• Most gnarly tree (which is a really twisty, knobbed or knotted tree)

• Fattest tree (which is based on the measurement of the trunk’s circumference at four feet above the ground)

• Most serene tree (which is a tree that projects a sense of tranquility and peacefulness)

• Storybook tree (which is a tree that reminds us of a childhood story or fable or inspires a new fairy tale)

Entry forms for the contest are available at greenwichtreeconservancy.org or from the town of Greenwich, the Garden Education Center, the Bruce Museum, Audubon Greenwich, the Greenwich Land Trust, Greenwich Green and Clean, and Greenwich’s libraries.

The deadline for submission of entry forms and photos is Oct. 22 and prizes for the winners in each category will be awarded on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Garden Education Center on Bible Street in Cos Cob.

For further information, call 203-869-1464 or e-mail [email protected]

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