Town Clerk's Office, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD

Tree Photography Competition

April 30, 2020

Celebrating trees in and around Blandford Forum

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.” Khalil Gibran

Blandford Forum Town Council invites you to take part in a tree photography competition, as part of your daily exercise, to celebrate the trees in our area.

This competition was introduced by the Town Council’s Tree Warden, Cllr Doro Russell in 2019.

Please e-mail a picture of your favourite, or a particularly interesting, tree within the DT11 postal code area to admin@blandfordforum-tc.gov.uk including your full name and a phone number, by 30th June 2020. Three entries can be submitted per person.

Councillors will pick the winning photo and the winner will be presented with the trophy sponsored by Cllr Lacey-Clarke (once this is possible to do so).

The winning photograph from 2019 (pictured) was taken by resident, Ian Fox.

Our trees are the planet’s lungs. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced when driving a car for 26,000 miles. Our trees improve the quality of air. A single stand of trees reduces the amount of dust reaching the ground beneath by up to 42%. Trees offer habitats to 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. They offer food to wildlife and birds, shade, cool down towns and enhance our wellbeing. So why not plant a tree today?

 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is today.” Chinese proverb.

Last modified: April 30, 2020

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