The Bristol Tree Forum is hosting its first Bristol Tree of the Year Competition.
The purpose of the competition is to increase public awareness of the arboreal heritage of Bristol and the many benefits that trees bring us. We intend to make this an annual event.
The competition will be in four phases:
1 Submitting your chosen tree
Local Bristol community groups and organisations are invited to submit their candidate tree before 1 September 2018. Just one tree per group or organisation may be submitted. The tree must be within the Bristol City Council boundary and in a public space accessible to everyone.
2 Drawing up the shortlist
Bristol Tree Forum will shortlist the candidates and invite the public to vote for their favourite tree.
3 Voting for your favourite tree
Voting opens on 15 October 2018 and will close at midnight, 15 November 2018. To cast your vote, go to our sister website Trees of Bristol.
4 Announcing the winner
We will announce the winner and the runner-up during National Tree Week, which will be held between 24 November and 2 December 2018.
To enter the competition, please download and complete this application form and submit it to:
Alternatively (or as well), you might want to take up the Woodland Trust’s initiative and celebrate the street trees near you. If so, then click here to apply for a Street Trees Celebration Starter Kit.
Here are the entries so far: