When plans for Shelby Farms Park were unveiled, the park conservancy made a pledge to plant a million trees in the park (though it may take some time to do it).
Residents are invited to nominate their favorite tree or the one they consider most significant by submitting a photo or a sketch of the tree, the location of the tree, and a short essay describing why the tree is one in a million to firstname.lastname@example.org. Several local judges (of which I am one, no doubt due to my extensive background in arborology and treeyness) will determine the winner.
All nominations must be made by Thursday, September 23rd, and the winner will be announced Tuesday, September 28th.
For more information, go to www.GrowThePark.org.