The American Grove holds a competition every year searching for a tree that stands above the rest, flourishes with magnificence, and is one-of-a-kind, the Great American Tree. This year the deadline for photographic submissions is November 15, 2016. The photograph submission should be accompanied by a description of the tree and an explanation of why the tree stands out. For more information visit the American Grove website. Last year, a Bur Oak tree in Platteville, WI, submitted by Mark Hirsch, won and is the current Great American Tree. Mark’s submission of “That Tree” describes a beautiful tree and how it had the ability to change a man’s life. First place receives a $500 dollar prize, second $250, and third $100. Showcase Wisconsin’s beautiful trees with your submission of a Great American Tree. Photo credit: Mark Hirsch.
For more information contact Ellen Clark (Ellen.Clark@Wisconsin.gov), Urban Forestry Communication Specialist, at 608-267-2774.